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When discussing whisky the first thing that needs to be know is that there are two legitimate spellings. The Scots and Canadians spell whisky without the “e”, while the Irish and Americans spell it with an “e” as in whiskey. This should be the first indication that the world of whisky is a very complicated one and has many regional differences in taste and production. This is part of what makes whisky such an interesting and enjoyable spirit. Historically it is believed that the Irish were the first to make whiskey, however the Scotts have also laid claim to being the first whisky producers. The Irish used the term “uisce... read full article

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Facts about Whisky

That is interesting both the Irish and the Scots claim to be the first to have invented whiskey :)

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Both the Scots and the Irish are interesting, after having drunk enough whiskey.

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Interesting fact - A drunk old man walking home once had trouble getting back into his own house after he spent a long night out drinking heavily at his local pub. When he couldn't find a way to get in to his house he started to shout out loudly in a frustrated manner - "Whis.....Key?" (Where's Key?)

True story....... Hahahaha

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Sheepdip Whiskey is a blend of over 10 single malts

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It only takes 3 glasses of whiskey to get me dancing!!

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i was told something interesting about spirits. apparently you are not to try and connect or do tarot card readings when you are under the influence. it could attract bad spirits...

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Proof" on a bottle of liquor represents half the percent of alcohol contained in the bottle. Proof equals twice the percent of alcohol. For example, 90 proof whiskey is 45% alcohol.

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The oldest and most sought-after of Macallan's revolutionary Fine & Rare Collection is now sold out. It is still possible to taste this totally unique Scotch whisky at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. However, it sells for a nosebleed-inducing $3,300 per dram, so you had better have had a good run at the craps table.


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Loved the article, Darcy.

I've been a whisky fan for about fifteen years now and some time ago enrolled in a tasting course to try to refine my whisky palate. Even did a pilgrimage to Scottish Highlands and visited as many of the distilleries that I could! Anyway my favourite part, apart from drinking it of course, is learning more about historical figures that are associated with whisky. Winston Churchill, as a lot of people know was an avid (some may excessive) drinker and he was well known to drink before writing or delivering speeches. The best quote I ever heard from him was "Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches."

The other great 'fact' I recently learnt about him was on his last flight as Prime Minister in 1954, he 'amended' the BOAC in-flight menu to include "2nd Tray. Grapefruit, Sugar Bowl, Glass orange squash (ice), Whisky soda." He then adds: "Wash hands, cigar."!

The re-written menu can be found on-line as the steward of the flight had the foresight to keep it all these years.

Thanks again for the article and look forward to learning more about Whisky.

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Penderyn Distillery is situated in Brecon Beacons National Park and first produced whisky in 2000. It is considered the smallest distillery in the world.

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