Whiskey, the drink of the wild west. The fuel of armed soldiers. The sweet nectar of Tennessee. A god among liquor. Whiskey isn’t easy to understand – that’s why you need to know the difference in types. I won’t go into percentages or details – I’ll just give you a brief run-down. First off there’s bourbon. Bourbon is whiskey distilled in the good’ol USA. Love it Hell yeah. Then there’s Irish Whiskey (my favorite, usually sweeter) it must be brewed in Ireland. Scotch comes next – a smokier whiskey that improves with age that must be distilled in Scotland. Finally there’s the most confusing – Rye Whiskey. A lot of the time Rye is distilled in Canada – it almost never isn’t 100% rye either, usually a blend using different barrels for aging or grain which is distilled. Rye Whiskey can also be distilled in America.
Now you know your differences in Whiskey you can take that to the bar and seem like a pro. Just remember though – good whiskey is easy to drink and things that are easy to drink make it easy to get drunk. I usually take my whiskey on ice. I do the normal Jameson on the rocks – unless they have Jameson 12 on hand then I’m in heaven. [via]