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Whiskey Sour Day

Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day.

Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice and sugar.  Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice.

An alternative to the traditional whiskey sour is the Boston sour which is made by adding a dash of egg white to the recipe. Another variation is the Ward 8.  The Ward 8 has a base of either Bourbon or rye whiskey with both lemon and orange juices and grenadine syrup added for sweetness.

  • The first mention of a whiskey sour was in an 1870 Wisconsin newspaper.
  • After opening, a bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  • An unopened bottle of whiskey can be kept for over 100 years and will still be fit to drink.
  • Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  • A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  • Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.
  • The world’s largest producer and consumer of whisky is located in India.
  • Malt Whisky red wine is more useful because it contains more ellagic acid – an antioxidant that can stop the growth of cancer cells and to resist heart disease.
  • There are five basic classifications of whisky – Irish Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Canadian Whisky and American Whisky.
  • During the “Dry Law” in the U.S. was only allowed whiskey drink, but only for “medical needs”.
  • The official founding date of Scotch is the year 1494, which was dated record of the Royal Treasury that a John Cor bought 500 kg of malt for the production of «aqua vitae»[water of life].
  • Americans acknowledged whiskey and began producing its own just after Prohibition 1920.
  • Whisky – a good object for investment. A bottle of 17 year old whiskey Ardberg cost in February 2005, $ 75, and in November 2007 – now $ 198. Thus, an increase of almost 250% for 30 months.
  • If the bottle is written «whisky» it is precisely manufactured in Scotland, if «whiskey», then anywhere else, but not in Scotland.
  • The dark color of whisky comes from the wooden barrels in which it is aged. The wood expands and contracts with the change in temperature, making the movie in and out of the wood. The compounds from wood give whisky its dark color.


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