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Whisky/Whiskey

Whisky/Whiskey

HOW TO MAKE WHISKY/WHISKEY

Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic liquid made from fermented grain mash. Various grains are used for different types of Whiskey, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat.

Make your own Whiskey/whisky using Brew Marts Distilling equipment and whisky/whiskey flavourings.

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SCOTCH WHISKY

Scotch Whisky is spelt without the e. this differentiates from its Irish counterpart.
Only official Whisky can be called Scotts Whisky. 

For the liqueur to be Scotish Whisky it must have these qualities:

  • The spirit needs to mature in oak barrels for a minimum of three years
  • The complete production must be made in Scotland. 
  • Single malt Scotch whisky can only be made from 100% malted barley.
  • Scotish whisky is distilled twice
IRISH WHISKEY

Irish whiskey is always spelt with an e – this is one of the differences between Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky.

Irish whiskey contains little or no peat consequently there is usually no smokiness in these whiskies. 

Irish whiskey may contain a distillate of malt, a barley distillate and a portion of grain spirit.

Irish whiskey is distilled three times. Like Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey must be matured for a legal minimum of three years.

Irish immigration to America in the 18th century means that we also refer to American 'whiskey' spelt with an e. American whiskey can also be called Bourbon

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