Malted Barley & The Angels' Share
Whiskies around the world pack
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It’s true. In that movie Whisky was more of a supporting role, rather than the main act. But it made us think: “Can Whisky be lost in translation?” For many years people believed there are only one or two countries, capable of making excellent Whisky. But times change.
In this month’s tasting pack we want to emphasize 4 facts.
First, single malt is made from malted barley only. No corn, no grain.
Second, the “pure pot still” method is quite a different story (check Writer’s Tears drink details).
Third, first-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels (angels’ share).
Fourth, outstanding Whisky can be found in some surprising places, everywhere from India to Switzerland.
Fifth (wow, a bonus track), “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good Whisk(e)y is barely enough.” Mark Twain.
This month we packed Whiskies from 5 different countries (Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Japan and India), so you can experience different styles and appreciate the diversity (check them below). BTW, we didn’t include US Whiskey or Bourbon in this month’s edition, just because we’ll cover these drinks separately in one of our upcoming tasting packs.
Trivia & SmartAss Corner:
1) The "Angels’ share" or "Angels’ tax" refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year.
2) Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.
3) Simplified, Whisky is basically a beer without the hops that has been distilled two or three times.
4) Got milk? Farmers often pick up grain waste from distilleries and give this nutrient-rich feed to their livestock. The feed helps the cows produce more milk.
Now grab a pack, invite your friends, turn on Brt Cutul’s “Malted Barley & The Angels’ Share” exclusive mix and occupy your taste buds!