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.

 For example, the distillation process is special and unique from the different cultures and, by this alone, can cause
changes in the final product. From taste, to colour, and smells, these attributes do not only change between countries but brands as
well. Generally Scottish and American whiskies are distilled twice and Irish whiskey usually gets an extra round of the process.
This extra  distillation generally causes the final product to be a lighter and smoother drink as opposed to its twice distilled
counterpart.

As the process continues, every step can cause the final product to change even the slightest degree from desired. That is why
everything from still pot size, grains and ingredients used, and even the use of different peat or water to cook with can cause
an inconsistency. The process of making whisky can be seen by some as an art and treat it as such. This page will celebrate and highlight
these brands, companies, and processes around the world and hopefully bring these artists into the light.