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May 2021

How Our Favorite Spirit is Made


Is whiskey brewed like beer? Whiskey is not brewed, but rather it is distilled. To brew is to prepare a beer, ale, stout, etc. by steeping, boiling and then fermenting or by infusing into hot water. Whiskey is not brewed, but rather, it is distilled. Distilled alcoholic beverages are made from fermented grain mash (a [...]

How Our Favorite Spirit is Made2021-05-21T15:56:29-07:00

Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon. What’s the Difference?


Attempting to discover and to discern the differences and similarities among whiskey, scotch and bourbon can be a bewildering proposition. All three are alcoholic spirits, distilled from cereal grains, but there are differences and specific requirements for each. Let’s start this discussion with a few basic definitions and then go on to discuss their differences [...]

Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon. What’s the Difference?2021-05-18T14:42:07-07:00

August 2017

The Origins of Whiskey


Distilling has long been considered a tradition of the British Isles. But is that where it originally came from? Let's take a little journey back through time and find the origins of Whiskey. origins of whiskey The Earliest Days of Distillation Distillation has been around since the days of early Babylon, where perfumes [...]

The Origins of Whiskey2017-08-10T18:10:55-07:00

July 2017

5 Events on the Bourbon Trail This Summer


The Bourbon Trail really shows its color during the summer. If you are going to find your way down there at any point this summer, these are a merely sampling of the MANY events going down this summer. Some are old traditions, some are new, but we are looking forward to all of them. [...]

5 Events on the Bourbon Trail This Summer2017-07-04T20:10:28-07:00

June 2017

What is Single Malt?


People talk a lot about single malt, so it must be something pretty fancy, right? Here's the low-down on single malt scotch, whiskey, and everything in between. What Is It? Sorry to ruin the mystery. But single malt is just whiskey made in a single distillery with malted grain (as opposed to unmalted grain). This [...]

What is Single Malt?2017-06-15T18:16:36-07:00

May 2017

5 Top-Shelf Ways to Add Whiskey to Your Wedding


No big day is complete until you add whiskey to your wedding. If you want to have the water of life as an integral part of your wedding, consider these three options. 1. As a wedding party gift You don't have to wait for the wedding, or even the rehearsal dinner for this one. If [...]

5 Top-Shelf Ways to Add Whiskey to Your Wedding2017-05-24T21:26:35-07:00

April 2017

Is It OK That I Like Ice in My Whiskey?


We got a question recently that is really getting us here at WhiskeyMade super riled up. Here, I'll share: Hi WhiskeyMade, I was at my brother-in-law's wedding a couple weeks ago, enjoying some Ardbeg Uigeadail at the open bar. When I asked for it on the rocks, my brother-in-law's cousin (let's call him Jerkface) loudly [...]

Is It OK That I Like Ice in My Whiskey?2017-04-29T19:35:51-07:00

March 2017

What is a Blended Whiskey?


You have probably heard of blended whiskey before, or seen it in a liquor store (side note: my New England relatives call them, 'package stores,' or, 'packies,' and I think that's adorable) but have you ever been brave enough to try one? Do you know what they are? Here's a quick break down. Blended [...]

What is a Blended Whiskey?2017-04-06T16:58:44-07:00

February 2017

Poitín: Irish Moonshine


  Poitín Much like the Bourbon Belt in America during Prohibition, Ireland has a rich history of getting boozed up outside of the law. And if you have the chance to go to Ireland and want to get your hands on it, you'll have to ask for it by name: poitín. Often called [...]

Poitín: Irish Moonshine2017-04-06T16:58:53-07:00