Learn the basics of the “water of life,” whiskey! What is its history? How is it made? What kinds are there?
History of Whiskey
Whiskey is younger than wine and beer, but may still be a few thousand years old. However, it didn’t really get popular until a few hundred years ago.
Here are some great articles to give you a solid understanding of the history of whiskey.
About.com has a very concise history of whiskey.
Men’s Journal takes a more reverent approach to whiskey history.
The History Channel has a full-length History of Whiskey show available for viewing on YouTube.
Bottleneckmgmt.com has a whiskey timeline.
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How It's Made
The distillation of whiskey is an involved process, starting with the grains.
Here are some great articles to give you a solid understanding of how whiskey is made.
The History Channel has a great series History of Whiskey on YouTube, that explains the creation process in detail.
Whisky Advocate shows how in Whisky 101.
Whisky for Everyone answers the question “how is whisky made?“
SABMiller created an entertaining video on beer making.
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Types of Whiskey
There are a few different types of whiskey, including Scotch, bourbon, rye and others. All are made in similar ways, but subtle differences can mean a big change in flavor.
Here are some great articles to give you a basic grasp of how whiskeys differ by type and style.
Realmendrinkwhiskey.com gives the basic types of whiskey.
Whisky.com explains the different types in detail.
Mental floss touches on the geographic distinctions whiskey uses.
Thrillist does a fun job of explaining the different types and flavors.
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