Whisky is the most common alcoholic beverage in the market, and depending on the ingredients used to make it and the various distilling processes, you can choose from a number of different types of whiskey, the one that suits him best. Whether you are a doing business and you want to come out as a ‘powerful’ man in a professional meeting, whether you are gong out with friends to eat some burgers and get drunk, or you just broke up with your college sweetheart and you simply need a strong spirit to make you forget of your troubles, then whiskey is the way to go.
There are two ways to classify the various types of whiskey: the one is based on the way it was made and the other is based on the countries and places of the world that produce it. If you choose the first, you will get the following three types of whiskey: malt whiskey, grain whiskey, and combined types of whiskey. Malt whiskey is made from malted barley grain that goes through a unique fermentation process. The term ‘single malt’ refers precisely to the fact that a certain whiskey has been produced only from one type of grain without being mixed with grains from other distilleries. The second type of whiskey, namely grain whiskey, differs from the first in that, besides malted barley, it has been produced from at least one more type of grain. Common grain choices are corn, wheat, or rye. As it is made obvious from its name, the third category of whiskeys, are blended whiskeys that are the result of two recipes (form the first two categories) integrated into one.
Nevertheless, the regional classification of the various types of whiskey is both more common and more effective. There are also three basic types of whiskey here that include most of the well-known commercial brands: American whiskeys, Scotch, and whiskeys from around the world. American whiskeys can include bourbon, non bourbon, blended, Tennessee, single malt, and rye whiskeys. Typical brands of American whiskeys are Jim Beam, Evan Williams, Knob Creek, Jack Daniel’s, George Dickel, and Benjamin Prichard. Scotch whiskeys, on the other hand, are usually blended or double malt whiskeys. Most famous brands are Jonnie Walker, Old Pulteney, Clynelish, Auchentoshan, Highland Park, and Talisker. Scottish whiskeys, however, are by far the best among all types of whiskey (and the most expensive also), since they are usually distilled twice and their fermentation process can last for decades.
As for whiskeys that comes from different places around the world there are: Irish whiskeys that have earned the respect of whiskey drinkers with brands like Jameson, Bushmills Original, Tullamore Dew, and of course Michael Collins Single Malt Whiskey. Canadian ones like the Canadian Club Sherry Cask Whiskey; the Suntory Yamazaki 18 Whiskey from Japan; Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt from Sweden, and Australian whiskeys like Lark whiskeys.
If you have just started to drink alcohol, it becomes clear that the several types of whiskey form an amazing world full of exquisite tastes; your taste is probably waiting for you