Interesting Facts about Whiskey

Whisky or Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. There are different types of grains that used in different whiskey's like barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Read to know interesting and amazing facts about Whiskey.

Whiskey Facts
Whisky or Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. There are different types of grains that used in different whiskey's like barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Here are some interesting and amazing facts about Whiskey.

1. Name Origin

The word “Whiskey” is derived from a Gaelic word "Uisge Beatha" which means “water of life.”


2. Whisky or Whiskey? Which word is correct?

Both words “Whisky” and “Whiskey” are correct. Whisky is particular to Scotch Whisky, and Whiskey is Irish.


3. Whisky is Official State Beverage

Whiskey is the official state beverage of the Alabama.


4. Oldest Bottle of Whiskey

According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, the oldest whisky is Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky 400ml that made between 1851 to 1858. It was owned by an Irish family and was auctioned at Bonhams auction house in London for a large amount of £14,850.


5. Blended Scotch Whisky

Today, around the world, 90% of all Scotch whisky consumed is blended Scotch whisky.


6. First Blended Whisky

The first blended whisky in the world was produced in 1860 under the name of Green Stripe. It was a mixture of malt and grain.


7. Classifications of Whisky

Whiskey is basically divided into five types. They are the Irish Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Canadian Whisky and American Whisky.


8. Main types of Scotch Whisky


There are many types of Scotch Whiskey, but the Blended Whisky, Single Grain Whisky, Blended Malt Whisky and Single Malt Whisky are popular one.


9. Largest producer and consumer of whisky

The largest producer and consumer of whisky around the world is India.


10. National Whisky Sour Day

August 25, is the National whisky sour day in America every year.


11. World Whisky Day

May 18, is the World Whisky Day.


12. Single Malt Whiskey Fact

There are around 5000 types of Single Malt Whiskey.


13. Health Benefit of Whisky

If you drink whisky in limit it can help prevent cancer and also reduces the chances of heart diseases.


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