Has to be produced entirely in Scotland, contain no other added substances except for water, barley (or other grain), yeast and occasionally caramel, and be oak-aged for at least three years within Scotland. The drink's origins lie back in the 4th or 5th century, when Christian monks introduced distillation to the Scottish Isles from Europe. Scotch Whisky is produced in a number of Isles & regions across Scotland.Learn more about Scotch Whisky
There are three main types of American Whiskey; Bourbon, Tennessee and Rye. Bourbon, by far the best known, gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where it originated. Bourbon can now be produced anywhere in the US, as long as it conforms to government-mandated standards. Rye can also be from anywhere and is also strictly defined. Tennessee whiskey has its own unique recipe and can only be produced in the state of Tennessee.Learn more about American Whiskey
Though Irish whisky production today is relatively small compared to its Scottish neighbour, the Isle is highly-regarded for its unique rich and soft, blended and single-malt whiskies. The result of triple-distillation (Scotland and elsewhere is usually only twice) and the absence of smokey peat in the malting process.Learn more about Irish Whiskey
Whisky production has had a long history in Australia. Distillation commonplace during the founding years of penal settlement, later struggling in the 20th century. Since the 1990s however, there has been something of a renaissance, led by small micro-distillers. This growth has also been mirrored in New Zealand.Learn more about Australian and New Zealand Whisky
If Bourbon is synonymous with the United States, then Canada is the home of Rye Whisky. Ironically however, unlike American Rye Whisky most Canadian Whisky doesn't feature Rye as its primary ingredient, rather it is made with wheat or corn (like Bourbon) then blended with Rye Whisky. Regardless the result is an exceptionally smooth & spicy Whisky style.Learn more about Canadian Whisky
Whisky-making in Japan is a relatively recent occurrence, with whisky distillation first recorded in the late 19th century. Since then, the Japanese have sought to emulate the great whisky styles of Scotland with admirable success, whilst also defining their own unique style.Learn more about Japanese Whisky
India and other South East Asian countries including Vietnam, theoretically produce a significant volume of Whisky, however much of what is labelled Whisky is more akin to Rum, distilled primarily from sugar cane. However, along with the phenomenal economic growth seen in these countries in recent decades, we are also witnessing authentic & impressive Whiskies being produced.