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Whiskey, or whisky, is one of those drinks that aren’t the easiest drink to embrace. With its high alcohol level than beer or wine, and some difficult to pronounce names, it might not be so appealing to some. However, for the drinkers with a more acquired taste, you’ll be able to appreciate the rich and diverse flavors that whiskey has to offer compared to most distilled spirits.
Think of it like this – whiskey is simply distilled beer. You might be wondering, why don’t I just drink beer then? What’s so special about special about whiskey? Whiskey is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Depending on the grains used, the distillation process, and the age in wooden barrels, you’ll end up with unique and various distinct brands of whiskey. You can read more about the process of how beer and whiskey is made by clicking here < http://whiskyadvocate.com/whisky-101/> .
Are you up to trying something new?
Try this Whiskey Sour Recipe:
Fill a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Pour in 50ml blended whisky, 20ml lemon juice and 20ml sugar syrup. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into a glass and garnish with a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.
To make a Boston Sour, add 1 egg white to the liquids in the shaker WITHOUT ice. Shake to emulsify. Add ice and shake again. Strain and serve.
Check out other delicious recipes <here> (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/cocktails/the-best-whisky-cocktail-recipes/)
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Fun Trick: Trying to figure out how to calculate how rare your whiskey is? The oldest whiskey in the world is almost automatically most rare whiskey because of the annual 4% “angel’s tax.”
The buyer of a very old bottle is drinking a huge percentage of the only whiskey left on the earth from that year.
Here’s how to calculate how much whiskey is left over from each year. (It works like interest rates, but backwards.)
100 x (0.96) ^ years old = % of whiskey left on earth from that year.