Whisky is made primarily in Scotland. If you're drinking whiskey, it probably comes from Ireland or the US.
Bourbon is made from at least 51% cornBourbon is made only in ScotlandBourbon uses hops for antibacterial reasonsThere's a difference?
Bourbon is whiskey that's been brewed in the US, made from 51% corn, and aged in new charred oak barrels for at least two years.
It loves AmericaIt must be above 80% ABVIt must be aged for at least one yearIt must contain at least a 51% rye mash
By law, American ryes must contain a 51% rye mash, while Canadian ryes can be made with less.
A whisky with several maltsA whisky made in many distilleriesA whisky made from a single malt that has been ground in a blenderA whisky that contains malt and grain whisky
Grain whisky is added as a filler, since it's cheaper to produce.
The product of a specific drying methodA drink containing milkGrain that's been sweetened with additivesA plant root extract
Malt refers to the product left over after a cereal grain has undergone a drying method that allows it to sprout, releasing more sugars. A "single malt whisky" has been made in a single distillery in Scotland.
Pot and kettlePot and columnAir and grainMash and mush
Column distillation is also called continuous distillation because column stills can operate 24/7.
Check out this classic mint julep recipe if you want to make your own.
Peat is made up of dead organic matter, moss, and decaying vegetation.
Whiskey produced in JapanVodkaScammedUnaged whiskey
Typically, whiskey gets its color from the barrels it's aged in.
While bourbon can be used, rye whiskey is typically considered ideal for a manhattan.
In your stomachIn a bright area over 85 degrees Fahrenheit.In a cool, dry space, away from sunlightIn a non–air-conditioned space, away from sunlight
Temperature fluctuations and sunlight can diminish the taste of your whiskey, so it's best to store your bottle in a cool space away from sunlight.
How Much Do You Actually Know About Whiskey?
You drink water exclusively and that's fine. Whiskey isn't for everyone. Stay hydrated!
Your friends will never call you up for whiskey recs when they're trying to impress a date, but who needs that kind of stress anyway?
Sure, you enjoy a good whiskey every now and then, but you're not a fanatic. Live your life, there are other beverages out there!
You're probably a master blender! What are you even doing taking this quiz? You don't need my permission to sip on.
Bourbon is made from at least 51% corn and American rye must contain a 51% rye mash. An earlier version of this quiz misstated that they are made with exactly 51%, respectively. Whoops! We were obviously sipping on one too many manhattans when we wrote this.