Guide To Different Types Of Whiskeys
Considered the best in the world, they are generally distilled twice before being bottled. Some brands even distil it three times, while very few high-end brands distil it 20 times. Glenlivet, Johnnie Walker, Dalmore and Macallan are just a few names from an array of Scotch whisky brands that are known for their superb taste.
The difference between Indian whisky and others is that it is distilled from fermented molasses. And due to this reason, it is considered rum outside the country. Stephen mentions, “Indian whisky is lighter, sweeter and younger. Also, the finish is quite short.” Stephen rates Amrut Fusion single malt from Bangalore as the best whisky produced in the Indian subcontinent.
The process of American whisky is slightly different from their counterparts in Scotland. “In America 51 per cent maize is used to make whisky, which is also the most common grain. This whisky is called Bourbon whisky,” says Stephen. Apart from Bourbon, there is Corn whisky, which consists of 80 per cent maize. Jack Daniel’s is the most selling American whisky.
By law, Canadian whiskies have to be produced in Canada only, distilled in wooden oaks for three years and should have the aroma, flavour and taste as per Canadian style. They are smoother and lighter than other whiskies from across the world. For taste, the whiskies may contain Caramel and other flavours apart from spirits. The best brand from Canada is the Canadian Club Sherry Cask Whiskey.
Chivas Regal Royal Salute $10000
In 1953 the 21-year-old, specially blended Scotch whisky flavoured with raisins and anise was bottled (the label was crafted using 24-carat gold) especially for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937: $20,000
It may be the oldest bottle of whisky in the world. It was bought in 2006 at auction for $ 20,000.