Whiskey (eng. whisky or whiskey, translated from Celtic – the water of life) is a sort of strong alcoholic beverage obtained by the distillation of fermented wort, which is prepared from selected rye or corn and barley malt. Considered a national drink of Englishmen. The home of whisky is called Ireland and Scotland.
The composition of the feedstock whiskey can be divided into several types: malt (Malt whisky), which in turn is divided into single malt, single cask, quarter cask and cask vatted grain whisky (Grain whisky), blended whiskey (Blended whisky) and Bourbon – American whiskey made from corn.
Currently, speaking of whiskey, they mean that the beverage can be Scottish, Irish and “other” – from America, Canada or Japan. The Scots are very proud of their whiskeys, aged in their barrels for up to 20 years. Irish whiskey is aged at least five years. The Americans produce whiskey of three types: corn, rye and blended whiskey. Canadian whisky is made mostly on mixed alcohols.
Whisky has a color from straw-yellow to brown, almost brandy, strong aroma and taste, which each interprets in his own way. Someone “heard” a brew of excellent quality, someone the fruits, someone the medical smell, and someone absolutely – car platform.
Calorie whiskey is 235 kcal per 100 grams of product.
A blended whisky
The chemical composition of whiskey contains: vitamins B2 and PP, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and sodium.
Useful properties of whiskey
A little SIP of whiskey helps to relieve headache and normalizes blood pressure, whiskey is sometimes used as a rubbing in the cold.
Whiskey in cooking
Usually drinking whiskey, neat, with ice, not biting. But some people prefer whiskey and soda, and even with Cola, it’s a matter of taste. Serve whiskey in heavy glasses low-simple shape, clear and without notches, to see the color of the noble drink.