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The Founder Of Jameson’s Irish Whisky Was Scottish.

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One of the most common forms of whisky that is sought after is Irish Whisky, and perhaps appropriately so.

  • “Whiskey” is a Gaelic word which means “water of life.”
  • Whisky is the term used in connection with a broad category of alcoholic beverages. They are made through distillation of fermented grain mash, which is then aged in wooden casks. Whisky is consumed across the world, though in different forms. For example, Scotts prefer their own Scotch whisky. Americans love their Bourbon.
  • The world’s largest producer and consumer of whisky is located in India.
  • There are five basic classifications of whisky – Irish Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Canadian Whisky and American Whisky.
  • The official founding date of Scotch is the year 1494. On this date, John Cor bought 500 kg of malt for the production of “aqua vitae.”
  • Americans acknowledged whiskey and began producing his own just after Prohibition 1920.
  • If the bottle is written “whisky” it is precisely manufactured in Scotland, if “whiskey,” then not in Scotland.
  • A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  • 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.
  • The average person over 15 years old, drank 88 bottles of Whiskey per Year in 1830.
  • The first blended whisky in the world, was a mixture of malt and grain produced under the name Green Stripe in 1860.
  • Whiskey is the official state beverage of Alabama.
  • Jack Daniels learned how to make Whiskey from a Lutheran minister at the age of 6.
  • George Washington made Washington the largest American Whiskey producer in the 18th century.
  • An incredible one billion bottles of scotch are exported from Scotland every year.
  • The Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky holds the Guinness World Record for being the World’s Oldest Whisky.
  • Macallan’s’ Whiskey is the most expensive in the world.
  • Drinking Whiskey can prevent cancer and also reduces possibilities of heart diseases.
  • The leading whiskey drinkers in the world are the French.
  • There are over 5000 types of Single Malt Whiskey.
  • Some 34 bottles of whisky are exported from Scotland every second.
  • Kentucky is home to more barrels of maturing bourbon than people.
  • Mountain Dew was originally meant to be a whisky chaser.
  • Early in 2018, the world’s first regulated whisky investment fund was launched. Single Malt Fund allows investors to buy a small part of a bigger collection of rare and limited-edition whiskies.
  • John Jameson, the founder of Jameson’s Irish whisky was Scottish.
  • Scotch exports earned £139 every second in 2017.
  • Sir Nikola Tesla drank whisky every day because he thought that it would make him live for 150 years.
  • Kikori is a Japanese whisky made from 100 per cent rice.
  •  During prohibition, an exemption was made for whiskey prescribed by a doctor and sold through a pharmacy. The Walgreens pharmacy chain grew from 20 retail stores to almost 400 during this period, from 1920 to 1933. – Source

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