Whisky is such a beloved drink, distilleries can be found all
over the world. But there are some regions where whisky is a way of
life. Introducing the five giants of the whisky-making world.
Home to over 100 distilleries, Scotland is the grandfather of
whisky. To earn the highly coveted "Scotch" label, whisky must be
matured in the country for at least three years and in oak
Triple distillation, a pot still and an additional "e" is what
differentiates Irish whiskey from Scotch whisky. A different
malting process also contributes to its famously smooth
Also spelled with an "e", American whiskey is characterised by
a mix of grains including rye, corn, barley and wheat as the main
ingredients that are cooked at higher temperatures than Scotch.
America is also the home of Bourbon.
Canadian whisky saw the addition of rye to their mashes, which
contributed to its smooth taste and light colour. Like Scotland, it
must be aged for three years to be called Canadian whisky and in
small wooden barrels.
Though its history of whisky production is a little younger,
Japanese whisky has been compared to traditional Scotch with modern