Whisky Knowledge

Whisky and Vodka – Two Distant Relatives

August 10, 2009

Many people do not realize that whisky and vodka are actually two different sides of the same coin. In a way they are completely different, but both are made from grain – if you don’t take into account some weird vodka varieties made from potatoes or even molasses.

5 Essential Whisky Websites

July 30, 2009

This is small and subjective selection of websites that I think are improtant for whisky lovers. Of course there are a lot more of interesting sites out there, but this is what I regard as essential, if you have more than a causal interest in whisky.

Whisky Basics 4/4 – Maturation

July 25, 2009
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1. How whisky is stored

After distillation, whisky is filled into wooden barrels and left there to mature for several years. Some countries have specific legislation about whisky storage, especially the traditional whisky producers like Scotland or the USA.

Whisky Basics 3/4 – Production

July 24, 2009

1. How Whisky is Made

I will describe the process of making malt whisky. Other types vary in details, but the general process is the same

Whisky Basics 2/4 – Regions

July 23, 2009
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Scotland has by a large margin the highest amount of active distilleries in the world, so it is globally the most important whisky region. In terms of whisky, it is historically divided into several distinct regions.

Whisky Basics 1/4 – Types

July 22, 2009
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This is the first part of a series of four articles about the basic properties of whisky. Although it also contains some very basic information, it is not a necessarily a beginner’s guide. I want to investigate the influence of four principal factors on the character of whisky.