Is whiskey the same as bourbon? What about rye and scotch? What are the differences between Irish, Canadian and Japanese whiskey? If you know the answers to these questions, you’re probably either a connoisseur of this fine spirit or a bartender — because these distinctions can cause confusion for the rest of us.
Pour a glass of your favorite whiskey and join us as expert Blake Tucker discusses how to develop an appreciation for the traditions, types and tastes of whiskey and pick your perfect evening drink. Tucker will teach us about the fermentation of grains, distillation and aging in wooden barrels that leads to different classes and types of whiskey. With so many brands flooding the market, the retail shelves have turned into a sea of brown liquor that could overwhelm the average drinker. We’ll answer the aforementioned questions and more while exploring the whiskeys of the world and what makes them so unique.
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