What’s the Difference Between Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey?

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What’s the Difference Between Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey?

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Philadelphia, PA Ireland and Scotland Whiskey - Whiskey, as they are usually spelled in Ireland and Scotland, stands out as the most well-known grain spirit in the through-out world. It is initially thought to have been distilled in Ireland by monks around the 12th century.


Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey

So what's the distinction between Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whiskeys? The main distinction between Scotch and Irish Whiskey is the distilling stage, which is done twice with Scotch Whiskey and three times for Irish Whiskey.

Irish and Scotch Whiskey's

While, Scotch Whiskey initially permits the barley to sprout, immediately after which it is dried. Irish Whiskey makes use of the raw and malted barley. In contrast, Scotch is entirely malted barley, mainly due to the fact there had been an extra tax on malt in Ireland.

Scotch barley is dried out with peat smoke, which creates that traditional aroma associated with Scotch Whiskey. Scotch is also cask aged for at least two years, Irish at the very least three years.

Irish and Scotch Whiskey Distilling Process

The Irish whiskey distilled process is accomplished in three separate stages in massive copper "pots" or "stills." The pot-stills, along with an additional distillation step, tends to bring about a uniquely smooth sprit.

The rural poor, in Ireland, produced Whiskey first. The thinking is that Whiskey evolved in a bread eating culture. As people grow grain, mill it for bread, when extra was available, The made Whiskey.

While the Irish may have invented Whiskey, Scotland is known as the spiritual home of Whiskey.


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