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What is Blended Whiskey

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Blended whisky is a mixture of single malt whiskys and ethanol derived from grains. Developed for those who could not stommach the strong taste of whisky, it is a combination of malt and grain whiskys. First distilled and bottled by Andrew Usher in Edinburgh in the early 1860s, it turned out to be softer, lighter and more palatable. The character of the whisky is determined not only by the proportions of malt and grain whisky, but also by the ages of the individual whiskies and the manner in which they are combined to bring out the finest qualities in each other. Most whisky drunk across the world is blended whisky. Famous Grouse, Bells, Teacher’s, Whyte & Mackay and Johnnie Walker are a few that are well-known.

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What is Single Malt

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Single malt is so-called because the malt comes from a single distillery. It is a whisky refined by a single distillery, using maltted barley as the only grain ingredient. Each distillery has its own distinct taste, flavour and style and single malts bear that. Some world-renowned single malts are Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Glenkinchie and if you move into the rare varieties, Port Ellen. Enjoying a single malt is a connoissseur’s job and you have to learn to be one.
A single grain, as distinct from a single malt, is a grain whisky made at one distillery, while the single malt is made with barley.

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Food

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort. It’s amazing how pervasive food is. Every second commercial is for food. In the city, you can’t go ten feet without seeing or smelling a restaurant. Its omnipresence is astounding

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