Whiskey

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Whisky or whiskey is a distilled liquor made from fermented grain, rye or barley.

While distillation was known throughout Europe and the Middle East through the Middle Ages, the beverage as we know it has its origin in Scotland (where it is spelled whisky, the Commonwealth spelling) and Ireland (where it is spelled whiskey, a spelling also used in the United States). The beverage was called uisce beatha in Irish and uisge beatha in Scottish Gaelic, translated as “water of life”.

Whiskey-making has spread around the world with the Scottish and Irish diaspora. Today, many countries around the world have some whisky production.

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Bourbon whiskey, or bourbon, is the only whiskey native to the United States. See Kentucky bourbon distilleries tours.

Map of Whiskey

Ireland has a long tradition of whiskey and had 18 distilleries in 2017, and some distilleries offer tours.

  • 53.3483761-6.27735441 Jameson Distillery, Dublin. 

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