Spirits - Whisky ZA

  • American Highlight: Wild Turkey

    A true taste of America, straight from the heart of Kentucky

    Wild Turkey has excellence that has been passed on for decades dating all the way back to 1855. They have handed down, not only the basic ingredients to make the perfect batch of bourbon, but the process from which it can be made. Wild Turkey uses water that come directly from the Kentucky River and uses limestone in their filtering process to ensure they remove as many impurities as possible. They have even stuck to the same yeast strain that is specific to Wild Turkey, which has been used for over 60  years.

  • Irish Highlight: Bushmills Irish Whiskey Original

    Ireland's Oldest Whiskey

    After receiving their license to distil on April 20th 1608, Sir Thomas Phillips has been producing one of the countries most quality spirits for centuries. In 1784 The Old Bushmills Disillery is made official and has never looked back since. Their original recipe is a blend of their own triple distilled malt whiskey and a lighter and more subtle grained whiskey has reached a potential peak in their industry. This year they have won 36 awards for its rich, smooth and warming taste and encourage their drinkers to enjoy their whisky whether it be neat, over ice, or with a mixer of their choice.

  • Scottish Highlight: Balvenie 21YO Portwood

    Ah the Finer Things in Life!

    In order to blend a bottle of this 21 Year Old masterpiece, the Balvenie product is poured into port casks, or pipes, which have previously been the storage units for fine port wines in the past. This enables the flavours or the fine wine to remain preserved in the wood, while not over powering the natural flavours of the whisky. It is also chill-filtered from the start  and bottled at a high strength alcohol than the finished product. Enabling the impurities to burn off and have the final product remain at the right alcohol consistency.

  • Scottish Highlight: McCallan Sherry Oak

    After 25 Years of Waiting, McCallan Continuously Shocks the Spirit World!

  • What's the Difference?

    It may be known to some but what really is the difference between Scotch, Whisky, and Bourbon?

    Now even though most people think they may know the difference or possibly could say "I could tell if I tasted them," but what really is the difference between a quality Scotch, Whisky and Bourbon? Now by law, in order for a Whisky to be a Bourbon, its mash or the mixture of grains and other chemicals, must contain a minimum of 51% corn. Even though other ingredients like barley, rye or even wheat, are involve, it is crucial to have the right percentage of components in order to reach the right recipe. The mash also must be distilled at 160 proof or less and placed into its holding barrels at 125 proof or less. Lastly, it is important to note that the mixture must also contain no additives in and must be aged in a charred oak barrel.

  • Whiskey and Whisky: A World Between the Two

    Whiskey and Whisky: A World of Difference

    This argument originated back with the Scots and the Irish and their own individual translation of the with and "e" was
    also adopted by the Americans by way of Irish immigrants in the early 1700's and has not changed since its inception. Some
    may argue that there is no difference in the word itself, however the process, heritage, and tradition among different cultures
    and how they produce this drink of the ages does vary.