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A History of Whisky (Whiskey)

Posted on March 27, 2012

Though whisky’s exact origins are unknown, its existence was first documented in Ireland in 1405. Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wood. Food Finds about Whisky (Whiskey) There are two legitimate spellings of whisky. One is ‘whisky’ – as spelled by Scotts and Canadians and the second is ‘whiskey’ – as spelled by the Irish and Americans. There is a dispute between the Irish and the Scotts, as to who were the first to make whisky. Scotch and Irish whisky are made the same way, with the exception of malting and distillation process. There are five basic classifications of…

March 27 – World Whisky Day

Posted on March 27, 2012

World Whisky Day

Five Food Finds about Whisky

  • Whisky and whiskey are actually the same liquor.  In American-English and Irish-English, it is spelled “whiskey”.  In British-English, it is spelled “whisky”.
  • A whisky stops maturing after it is bottled.
  • The dark color of whisky comes from the wooden barrels in which it is aged. The wood expands and contracts with the change in temperature, making the movie in and out of the wood. The compounds from wood give whisky its dark color.
  • There are more than 5000 types of Single Malt Whisky.
  • The barrels made from American White Oak have been claimed to produce the tastiest whisky.

Daily Quote

“I always carry a flask of whisky in case of snakebite… and furthermore, always carry a small snake.”  -W.C. Fields

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1860 M.L. Byrn patented a new and improved corkscrew.

1901 Carl Barks was born.  He worked for Disney Studios and illustrated Donald Duck comics.

1923 R.I.P. Sir James Dewar.  He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.

1958 Sheb Wooley recorded ‘Purple People Eater’ on this day.

2001 China reported that its population is now 1.26 Billion.

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