The Wonderful World of Whiskey

So Which Is Your FAVORITE?

Whiskey is often portrayed as a stuffy old fashioned drink. But do you know what? That could not be further from the truth!

It's a wonderful spirit that's remarkably interesting, complex and always varied in its taste smell and enjoyment. It is produced all over the world, in so many different ways, utilising differing techniques, different water and different ingredients that no one bottle is the same.

Can I point out that you are likely to see me spell Whisky without an (e) which is the Scottish and Canadian way, and Whiskey with an (e) which is the Irish and American way of spelling. So please don't think I've made a load of spelling mistakes!

Whether it's from the traditional whisky countries such as Scotland, Ireland, or any other part of the world, Japan, (the Japanese are real enthusiasts), Canada or the USA, and increasingly the Chinese.

... each and every "dram" should be savoured and enjoyed for what it is, a rich, glorious and satisfying spirit with real history and depth.

I want you to really enjoy my site.

I've worked hard to get across my passion, for what is the "King" of spirits, and I will try and feature everything I believe the novice to the enthusiast would like to hear, or would want to read.

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And now onto the exciting bits.

Whiskey is increasingly being produced all over the world. Whether it is in traditional countries of Scotland and Ireland, or countries like America, Canada or Japan, it's a vast and tremendously interesting subject.

Jim Murray produces a famous book called "Jim Murray's Whisky Bible" which in 2013 will be its 10th year. In his latest edition he sampled product not only from the well known countries, but from Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Thailand and more, plus he has named one of America's most ancient distilleries both the world's finest and second finest tipple in the new edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.

Its six-year-old Thomas Handy Sazerac rye whiskey amassed a record-equalling 97.5 points out of a hundred to be crowned World Whisky of the Year. Runner up was sister bourbon William Larue Weller.

It is the first time in the all ten editions of the Whisky Bible that both the World Whisky of the Year and the runner up have come from the same distillery.

... So on to the detail, and please, Enjoy!

The best Whiskies

The big brands

What is it and how is it made

Which countries make it

Whiskey recipes

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The Great Whiskey Brands
Whiskey brands great worldwide drinks companies
Scotch Whisky brands
Scotch Whisky brands - From the Home of Whisky
Best Scotch Whisky - An interesting read
Everything about what makes the best scotch Whisky
Best Whisky - Guidance on helping you find yours
Guidance on helping you find the Best Whisky
American Whiskey brands
American Whiskey brands - Great Bourbon and great Rye's
The Whiskey rebellion & the importance in American history
A concise page on the American Whiskey rebellion
Canadian whisky brands - the best
Canadian whisky brands - A definitive list of all the Canadian brands
Canadian Whiskey
Canadian Whiskey - Once a giant Whiskey Nation, but not anymore!
Irish Whiskey brands from where Whiskey was invented.
Irish Whiskey - A beautiful country, with terrific Whiskey
Japanese Whiskey
Japanese Whiskey - still a hidden treasure
English whisky made the Scottish way
The first English whisky distillery to be built in over 100 years
Belgian whisky - The Owl distillery
Belgian whisky - Join the legend
Amrut whisky
Amrut whisky - Award winning whisky from India
Whiskey making - all you need to know!
A thorough guide on the art of Whiskey making
Homemade Whiskey
Homemade Whiskey - how to make Whiskey at home
Make Whiskey at home
An introduction on how to make whiskey at home · Barrels / Casks are what give Whiskey its character · Whiskey still - You need one to make good Whiskey ...
Whiskey drinks - Cocktails, liquers and many more
Whiskey drinks - all you need to know
Whiskey recipes that have inspired the worlds chefs
Whiskey recipes - Food with that something extra!
Whiskey glasses allow you to get the most out of your whisky
Fine Whiskey glasses really do enhance the Scotch of your choice
Whiskey Barrels
Whiskey barrels - Oak gives real character to the Whiskey
Whiskey Tours
Whiskey tours - See for yourself how it's made!
Whiskey books - A guide to books about Whisky
Whiskey books - read about your favourite drink
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Miniature whiskey bottles are great as gifts, as a trail or to collect
Good quality whiskey glassware really does make a difference to the way it taste
Quality whiskey glassware really enhances your enjoyment