Four Roses American Whisky

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Driving up to Seagram’s Four Roses distillery makes you feel strangely like Warren Gates at the start of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. This bizarre lemon-coloured confection of a Mexican-style ranch seems incongruous with Kentucky’s gentle rolling grasslands and tree-lined hollows. Thankfully, master distiller Jim Rutlege is more hospitable than the patriarch in […]


How Whiskey Is Made

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Every country has a different approach to making whisky, which will be discussed in detail at the beginning of each chapter. However, all are basically variations on the following rules. Whisky is made from a cereal; some (or all) of it malted, that has been ground into a rough flour then mashed by passing hot […]


The Origin Scotch And Irish Whiskey

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The origin of Irish whisky is a little cloudy, no one is actually sure when it was 1st created, it is summised that brewing started sometime in the 12th century. Irish whisky is barley, malt whisky made in Ireland. Irish whisky resembles Scotch whiskey in that its ingredients and formulation is slightly different. Note that […]


Grain Distillation

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Aquavit Aquavit, genever, gin, and whiskey (or whisky as the Canadians and Scots spell it), as well as vodka and the unflavored German schnapps called korn, are all part of the extended family of grain-based spirits. Except for whiskey and korn, whose compositions are strictly controlled by legislation, these potent drinks can also contain so-called […]


How Scotch Is Made

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The production of Scotch whisky takes a considerable amount of time. It is a tedious process that can last for years. However, when it is done correctly, the product is one that is worth the wait. Barley is immersed in deep tanks of water for approximately three days. As the moisture increases it commences the […]


Barley An Ancient Super Food Rediscovered

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Most people would be surprised to find out that the number-one cause of premature aging and disease in the Western world is the over-consumption of food. This is true not only because too much food can make us fat, but also because everything we eat must be processed by our bodies, which requires an expenditure […]


How To Make Beer At Home Tips

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If you are one of the many people out there who are a tried and true beer lover, then you are definitely going to want to know how to make beer at home. It is actually not that difficult of a process, and as well it is not expensive either. If you are interested in […]


Scotch Broth Keep Away The Winter Chill

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There are some flavors which linger in the mind forever; a good soup, a comforting hotpot, a favorite cake or biscuit. One of the enduring flavors of my childhood was a traditional Scotch Broth – my aunts used to make this for us when we went to visit. You can vary the ingredients if you […]