The Origin of American Whiskey
The most popular alcoholic drink of all time is Scotch whiskey. It has been around for about 100 years ago. Whisky was first distilled in Scotland; there is a history that could have been brought to the country by the Christian monks. The production, distillation, and development started as early as 1600. The origin of Scotch whisky is in Scotland and was discovered by Flair John Cor. Scotch whisky was first taxed in 1964 which made rise to a number of companies who sold Scottish whisky illegally. In 1973 the illegal distillers had put off the market when the Scotland parliament came up with a law that made it easy to set up a licensed distillery. Today fine scotch has been technologically advanced to become a popular drink.
New Scottish and Irish immigrants settled in American lands and came up with new distilling technologies. whiskey must be distilled and matured in Scotland to carry the name scotch Since there is lack of smoke in the drying process of grain or corn thus the American whiskey is stronger, fuller, the sweeter.
American Whisky brews exist in six different forms. The bourbon is believed to be an origin of Kentucky. As stipulated bourbon should be made of fifty-one percent corn and should be made of fifty-one percent corn for a term not shorter than two years. The spirit in it must not exceed eight percent alcohol by volume. It is worth to note that bourbon is produced in many different states. There is a big relationship of Tennessee to bourbon. However, the greatest difference is that Tennessee must be filtered through sugar maple charcoal and can only be distilled in Tennessee. So far there are only two available types of this whiskey namely Jack Daniels and George Dickel. Rye and Wheat whiskey are used to create other types of whiskey by blending them together. For Rye to be bottled it must be fifty-one percent rye thus not many are bottled. It is distilled in the states Indiana and Kentucky and further to this Rye has a more powerful taste and slightly bitter . Unlike bourbon the con must contain eighty percent con. Con has to be aged in uncharred barrels if it is to be stored in wood, Blended American whiskey it contains twenty percent rye and bourbon and is a mass product in manufacturing market. The industrial spirit contains eight percent whiskey, and thus it is cheap and easy to produce. American whiskey can be termed as elegant and delightful since it can be served socially in pubs and restaurants as well as be issued as a corporate gift to employees or executives.