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  • 7 Things to Know About Japanese Whiskey

    Whisky from Japan is more than simply a gorgeous bottle with gold dust inside! These magnificent smooth and sweet Japanese Whisky bottles are steeped in history, culture, and art. If you are interested in learning more about the winner of Japanese Whiskey, keep reading seven interesting facts about Japanese Whiskey.

     

    Japanese Whisky Is 100-Year-Old.

     

    According to the Japan Spirits and Liqueurs Makers Association, Japanese Whisky is a nearly 100-year-old industry that deserves to be adequately controlled. The last time Japanese whisky rules were updated was in the 1950s, and it's safe to assume the situation has evolved dramatically since then.

     

    The new regulations seek to protect the geographical origins of Japanese Whisky and its reputation for excellence. These rules will bring Japanese Whisky into line with Scotch and Bourbon, two other jealously guarded spirit varieties.

     

    Japanese Whisky Is Just Like Another Scotch

     

    In the twentieth century, Japanese whisky makers were known to spend much time studying Scotch. Rather than being made of rice, as most of us, lesser mortals, assumed, Japanese Whisky (like their sake) is composed of the same components as conventional Scotch: malted barley for single malts and corn and wheat for blends.

     

    "The majority of Whisky drank in Japan is blended with soda water. The highball was popular in the 1950s and 1960s and has recently made a comeback as younger and more casual drinkers sought a way to experience the flavour of Whisky without the intensity of shots interrupting with meals. As a result, many Japanese whiskies are engineered to be quite drinkable when mixed with ice cubes."

     

    Japanese Whisky Has Dominated the Main Whisky Prize

     

    "Japanese whiskies have dominated the main whisky prizes. Suntory has received numerous medals and trophies in the top three spirits competitions: the International Spirits Challenge, the International Wine and Spirits Competition, and the World Whisky Awards. Suntory was just named 'Distiller of the year' for the third season at the renowned ISC awards. This is significant because it is the first time a whiskey house has received this prize three times. Scotch, watch your back. Bourbon, get out of the way."

     

    The Whiskey Bottle You Have Is Little Less Japanese

     

    Suntory and Nikka, the dual powers of Japanese Whiskey, both made ripples in the scotch industry when they purchased the Scottish distilleries Bowmore and Ben Nevis.

    They have been putting a touch of Scottish whiskey in their mixes ever since. Nikka's 'Nikka Days,' 'Super Nikka,' and famous 'Nikka from The Barrel' whiskies have long been believed to include Ben Nevis, and according to Nikka's website, this appears to be true.

     

    Suntory's blends will be examined, but they appear ahead of the trend, labeling their current 'Ao' blend as a "World Whisky." The term "Japanese Whisky" is also entirely lacking from their 'Hibiki Harmony' statement.

     

    Karuizwa Whiskey Is Only Made for Blends

     

    Karuizawa Single Cask Whisky may be the talk of the industry these days, but while barrels were being filled, few knew that the majority of the liquor was intended for blends. As a result, the filling strength was relatively high, with several casks filled with undiluted distillate. This is also why Karuizawa Whisky can be so heavy, robust, and deep; it was designed to add "punch" to the blended Whiskies it was used in.

     

    Oak Is Not the Only Permitted Wood Whisky

     

    Japanese Whisky must now be matured for at least three years in "wooden casks with a volume of 700 litres." The astute among you may have noticed that, unlike Scotch whisky, oak is not specified as the only allowable wood, providing room for some fascinating exploration.

     

    Japanese Company Producing New-Make Spirit

     

    The clear fluid that flows from the stills is new made spirit. As it matures into Whisky, it is frequently reduced in ABV and placed in casks to develop.

     

    However, unlike Scotland and the United States, Japan has no minimum maturing time for Whisky, and because small producers have nothing else to offer, many bottles and sell their fresh products as it is. While this would be frowned upon in much older, more ancient Whisky-making countries, Japanese Whisky lovers are delighted to try the raw spirit that each new company produces.

     

    Conclusion

     

    So, these are some of the interesting facts about Japanese Whiskey. Enjoy reading it and sharing it with others also. 

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  • 7 Types of Whiskeys You Can Drink

    Today, whiskey is made in every part of New Zealand and elsewhere. There is a bottle of whiskey out there for every taste, price range, and preference. Each whiskey has its personality and style. We can help you find the perfect whiskey to pair with a cocktail, something smokey and bold, or something smooth to sip on.

    Here are some of the best whiskeys on the market right now that you can drink.

    7 Types of Whiskeys You Can Drink

    Scotch Whiskey

    Scotch whiskey has a reputation for being the best whiskey in the world. The Scots acquired a liking for the drink, which led to its rapid rise to prominence in the market. Irish monks who had relocated to western Scotland for religious purposes are credited with bringing the skill of whiskey distillation to Scotland.

    Irish Whiskey

    Irish whiskey is produced in Ireland by distilling a wash consisting of malted and unmalted barley as well as grain. Irish whiskey is made by running it through a pot still three times before letting it age for a total of five years.

    The traditional recipe for Irish whiskey calls for a mixture of malt and grain whiskeys. The majority of Irish whiskeys produced today are distilled in a factory. Unmixed whiskey is considered to be authentic Irish whiskey.

    Tennesse Whiskey

    Tennesse whiskey is a type of sour mash whiskey manufactured from a blend of grain that contains at least 51 per cent corn. It is then distilled in Tennessee, filtered through sugar maple charcoal, and aged in new charred oak barrels for at least two years.

    It transfers the flavour and style of primary fermentation. The trademarked term " Tennessee whiskey " is a sour mash whiskey from the United States known by the trademarked term "Tennessee whiskey."

    Corn Whiskey

    Corn whiskey is produced by distilling a mash that contains at least eighty per cent corn. It is possible that it has not been aged. It might have been aged in either fresh or ancient oak barrels if it had matured. In most cases, the ageing process only lasts for six months.

    Rye Whiskey

    At least two years must pass during the ageing process in charred new oak barrels before rye whiskey may be made from a mash that contains at least 51 per cent rye. The only difference is the type of grain that is utilised, which is different from the process of manufacturing bourbon whiskey.

    So, try this rye whiskey in a classic cocktail like the Manhattan. The rich sweetness of the vermouth and the spicy notes of the rye will go well together.

    Canadian Whiskey

    Most Canadian whiskeys used to be made from rye, but now they are mostly made from corn, wheat, and other grains, with a small amount of rye added for flavour.

    There are some excellent bottles of that well-known brand, but there are a lot of other Canadian whiskies that are not as well-known. Like a whiskey made by Hiram Walker in Windsor, Ontario, is a bottle that gets a lot of praise. Expect a little spice, but overall, this is a smooth sipper with notes of cocoa and caramel that pop in the mouth.

    Japanese Whiskey

    Millet, corn, and rice are the three grains that go into the production of Japanese whiskey, which is then distilled using either the pot still or the patent still process. The Japanese make both single malt and blended whiskeys, and the quality of their single malt whiskeys is on par with that of scotch.

     

    Conclusion

    Whiskey is made by distilling grains and letting them age in oak barrels. It can also be a pot or patent distilled, aged for a short or long time, etc., depending on what the distiller wants and the rules in the country where it is made. When making whiskey, the cereals used can be a single type or a mix of different types.

    Scotch whiskey is thought to be the best whiskey because of its unique qualities from the weather, water, and peat drying. Whiskeys are made by stilling pot and pot still. Most of the scotch you can buy is a mix of malt scotch whiskey and grain scotch whiskey.

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