Drinking whiskey is something unique, something that gives us such great pleasure. We are obliged to enjoy it properly. Drinking whiskey in front of people must necessarily be representative.
1. Know your whiskey
If you often drink whiskey, take some time knowing the regions and the different types of whiskey. Choose the best one for you, always have a bottle around for special occasions or friendly gatherings.
Types of whiskey:
The original Scotch is made from barley and malt, and after the 18th century, grain and rye began to be widely used.
Regions – Lowland (the most southern parts of Scotland – Auchentoshan, Bladnoch, Glenkinchie, Daftmill, Eden Mill, and Kingsbarns)
Speyside – (Near the River Spey – Aberlour, Balvenie, Cardhu, Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Glenfarclas, Glenglassaugh, Glenfiddich, Speyburn, The Macallan, The Glenlivet and The Glenrothes.)
Highlands – (The Biggest Part of Scotland – Aberfeldy, Edradour, Balblair, Ben Nevis, Dalmore, Glen Ord, Glenmorangie, Oban, Glendronach, Old Pulteney, Tullibardine and Tomatin.)
The Islands – (Islands around Scotland – Arran, Jura, Tobermory, Highland Parkand Scapa and Talisker)
Campbeltown – (In the city of Campbeltown – Glen Scotia, Glengyle and Springbank.)
Islay – (West Coast of Scotland – Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin, and Laphroaig)
Irish is made in Ireland, coming from the Galician word meaning water-bringing life. Here is Turf, so that the ultimate taste is lighter and smokier than the Scotch. In the early 19th century, the Irish was a leading drink in the world, but because of the economic crisis in the 70s and 80s, its production has been frozen. Nowadays, there are only 19 manufacturers in Ireland and about 15 waiting their permit.
Bourbon is an American whiskey made from corn. Bourbon began to be produced in the 18th century. The requirements here are the following: Must have been produced in the US, the corn content is not below 51%, must be kept in new charred oak barrels, the alcohol content is below 40%. Originally originated from Kentucky.
Japanese Whiskey –
Japanese Whiskey is a special type of whiskey, produced only in Japan. It began to be produced around 1870, but the first commercial Japanese whiskey was launched in 1924. Speaking in style, the Japanese whiskey approaches the Scoth. Here the alcohol content is about 40 to 60%.
Rye Whiskey –
Rye whiskey is divided into two groups: American – It must have a content of not less than 51% rye in it and Canadian – Here, besides the rye content, a large amount of corn and mash ingredients are used. The alcohol content here is high about 50-51%.
Tennessee Whiskey –
This whiskey is produced in the state of Tennessee in the United States. Though a lot of people confuse Tennessee with the bourbon, there is a huge difference in the way it is produced and aged. Here, the content besides corn is at least 51%, aging in new oak barrels. Tennessee’s major producer is Jack Daniels.
2. Watch the quantity
Gentlemen never make whiskey shots. Always smell your whiskey before trying it. Now you only have to relax and enjoy your favorite whiskey!
3. The best gift is Whiskey
A very carefully selected bottle of whiskey is the best gift for a gentleman. If any of your close friends, loves some Irish or Bourbon Whiskey, take a special or limited edition of the brand. Find something special about this whiskey and leave a nice note!
Cheers, Gentleman !
Zhivko Yuliyanov Gadev, The Gentleman House 2018