More and more people are exploring the world of whisky (or whiskey for Irish and US readers). So to celebrate World Whisk(e)y day, we’ve found 15 from around the world.
Who do you think, per head, drinks the most whisky? The Scots right? After all they practically invented modern whisky production. Wrong. What about Japan, those stressed salarymen love a drink, don’t they? Nope. Well who then. Answer: The French. That’s right, according to research conducted in 2016, your average French citizen drinks 2.1 litres of whisky per year, compared to 1.4 for Americans and 1.2 for Indians.
What this shows, is that whisky is enjoyed all over the world, but did you know it’s also produced all over the world too? So though Scotland remains the spiritual home of whisky, and the Deep South the home of bourbon, here’s 15 interesting whiskies from around the world you might like to consider next time you’re looking for a ‘wee dram’.
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2017! Unfiltered & unproofed @137 proof. Marriage of some of the oldest barrels on the distillery/ranch. Our 13' and 15' release won American Micro Whiskey of the year in Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible! @thepodcask @thebourbonshow #comegetsome #giddyup #drinktexasbourbon #caskstrength #137proof #texasbornfromtexascorn #garrisonbrosdistillery #garrisonbroscowboybourbon #bestlittlestillhouseintexas #barrelstrength
Hudson Baby Bourbon, New York
We’re delighted that Lagavulin 16 has won Double Gold Medal and Best Distillers Single Malt Scotch 13-19yrs in the World Spirits Competition pic.twitter.com/Tra7XxpVGf
— Lagavulin (@LagavulinWhisky) May 15, 2017
On the rocks. pic.twitter.com/hec43dL51g
— Tullamore D.E.W. (@TullamoreDEW) April 6, 2017
American Oak is our most awarded whisky. It has twice been named the Best Whisky in the rest of the world and was the first Australian whisky to achieve Liquid Gold status in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It is an iconic release from our stable and is currently available online. Regram @thegentlemanselection
— Three Ships Whisky (@ThreeShipsSA) February 27, 2017
A world-class whisky from the world’s finest wine barrels. The Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt excels by combining Kavalan’s exceptional barrel toasting technique. Flawlessly blending the raw and intricate, Solist is rich in the flavour of fragrant melon and sweet almond. #KavalanSelect