September 02

Cocktails, Scotch, Whiskey & Bourbon: What’s The Difference? #DrinkUp

What is Whiskey? What is Scotch? What is Bourbon? Do you know the difference? Would you know the do’s and don’ts of how to partake? Although monks were distilling as early as the fifth century, history’s most popular mention of Scotch whiskey can be dated back to 1494 in Scotland where King James IV reportedly requested a large amount of this drink from Friar John Cor. While our historical account does not mention the purpose of his order, we can only imagine that King James and his parties were lit!

From Scotch, Irish, Single Malt and blend, to Bourbon and Rye; there are so many types of whiskey to choose from. Typically, the older the liquor, the smoother it is; meaning, the more expensive it may be. However, how does one select the right whiskey for their palate? And how is whiskey mixed, and/or typically consumed? What is the difference between single malts and blends?

This week, 100-Proof Radio with Je Wesley will explore the uniqueness and complexities of Scotch and other types of whiskeys. We share the dos and don’ts so that ordering the drink is no longer an intimidating process, but embraced by consumers.

Eric Kim, Whiskey Connoisseur, Brand Ambassador + Scotch And Time

 

Rick Tapia, Owner of J.R Revelry