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1.The malt used in Irish Whiskey has not been exposed to peat
2.The spirit is distilled 3 times in copper pot stills
- Irish Whiskeys are lighter, fruitier and free from smoky characteristics.
- 5 Classifications of Irish Whiskey:
- *Single Malt
- *Single Grain
- *Pure Pot Still
The are 7 distilleries that produce grain whisky only.
5 Classifications of scotch whisky
- Blended scotch whisky is a blend of one or more single malt scotch whiskies with one or more single grain scotch whiskies.
- Blended (Vatted) Malt scotch whisky is a blend of single malt scotch whiskys which have been distilled at more than one distillery.
- Blended Grain Scotch Whisky is a blend of single grain scotch whisky which have been distilled at more than one distillery.
Tennessee Whisky are more labor intensive to make than bourbon what sets Tennessee whiskys apart is the additional step of charcoal mellowing
- Bourbon- a whisky made in the u.s.a. from a mash that is composed of at least 51% corn and any other mixture of grain.
- must be distilled to no more than 160*
- must enter new oak barrels not higher than 125*
- bottled at a minimum of 80* with nothing added but pure water.
Straight Bourbon- has been aged at least 2 years in new charred white oak barrels
Bottled in Bond- produced at one distillery during one distilling season, aged minimum of 4 years and bottled at 100*