World Whiskey Day – May 21st

How whisky evolved from a drink for the common man to a refined liquor.

From the early 17th century onwards, whisky was a drink of the common people.

It was not until the mid-19th century that it became associated with high society and aristocracy.

This happened because of a series of events that took place in Scotland in 1824 when

John Walker & Sons launched a new and improved whisky.

The new whisky was so popular that the company ran out of supplies by 1825.

As a result, they had to import more whiskey from America.


In the mid-19th century, the American whiskey industry was booming.

The demand for whiskey in America was so great that a new method of distilling whisky was developed in 1859.

This process involved using grain instead of just malt as a base.


Wine, beer and whiskey are all alcoholic beverages. They are made from fermented cereals or grains.

The main difference between these three drinks is that wine and beer are made from grapes and barley, while whiskey is made from grain or cereal.

In the 19th century, there was a huge demand for whiskey in the United States.


Whiskey was shipped in barrels to ports where it would be met by a customs agent.

The agent would inspect the barrels and determine whether they contained alcohol or not.

If they did, then the whiskey was sold for profit.


Also because of the expansion of the railroad industry, there was an increase of trade and access to goods.

The development of the still-house, which was a building in which distillation took place,

helped to bring about a new method of producing whiskey.


The first still-house was built in 1859 by Robert Wilson in Drumbo, Ireland.

Physical evidence indicates that whiskey fermentation occurred in Ireland in the early 9th century.

The first written records are from the 12th century, but it is widely believed that whiskey was being produced before this time.

The practice of distilling whiskey was spread by the Irish and Scots who began to colonize North America.


In the 17th century, Scottish colonists began producing whiskey in Pennsylvania.

The first Scotch whisky distillery in America opened in 1692 and was called “Old William” after its founder.

The practice of distilling whiskey spread across the country.

The Scots, Irish and English were also responsible for bringing Scotch whisky to the United States in the 18th century.


Bourbon was first produced in 1783 by a man named George Washington.

The Scottish-Irish (or Scotch-Irish) were a group of Ulster Scots who migrated to the American colonies in the 18th century.

They are credited with starting the whiskey industry in America.

The first distillers in America to use a steam engine were the Scottish.


Distilling in America was unregulated until the passage of the federal Prohibition Act of 1919.

The Volstead Act established a ban on the production and sale of alcoholic beverages, including whiskey.


Here is a list of whiskies.

1. Maker’s Mark is a Kentucky-born, Kentucky-distilled bourbon. It is aged in a charred oak barrel for at least two years.

2. Knob Creek , which is a bourbon whiskey.

3. Bulleit Bourbon is named after the bulleit, a type of small barrel. The original Bulleit Bourbon was distilled in 1858.

4. Russell’s Reserve is named after the Russell family, who owned the distillery until it was bought in 1928 by its current owners,

Heaven Hill Distilleries.

5. Woodford Reserve is named after the family that owned and operated the distillery from 1812 until Prohibition.

6. George T. Stagg is a brand of bourbon whiskey distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky, by Heaven Hill Distilleries since 1936.

7. Wild Turkey is named after the Wild Turkey breed of turkeys. The distillery was founded in Frankfort, Kentucky by T.W. Samuels in 1855.


Whiskey is a complex drink that has a long and storied history.

There are many different types of whiskey, each with its own unique flavor profile and history.

Whether you’re a fan of bourbon, rye, or Scotch, there’s a type of whiskey out there for you.

If you’re new to whiskey, I encourage you to explore the different types and find one that you enjoy.

Thanks for reading!

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