You’ve come to the right blog if you share our interest in whiskies! Similar to a playlist of music, whiskey is available in a variety of flavors, styles, and vibes. So, without getting too bogged down in the jargon, let’s dive into this quick and easy guide to comprehending the diverse world of whiskey.
The American Sweetheart, Bourbon
Coming up first, to no surprise, is Bourbon. The star-spangled spirit of America! The touch of southern class comes together with flavors of vanilla, caramel and smoke. Bourbon can also bring a pleseantly sweet kick to your palate, which makes it perfect for sipping or enjoying in a cocktail like an Old Fashioned.
The Timeless Classic, Scotch
The James Bond of the alcohol world is Scotch, of course. Scottish in origin, it has that peaty, smoky flavor that some find to be an acquired taste, but others adore! Think along the lines of a sea breeze, a campfire, and a hint of mystery. Whether you prefer single malt or blended, Scotch infuses each glass with history and personality!
The Spicy Sidekick, Rye
Rye whiskey is your best option if you want a little extra zing when you sip it. It resembles the friend who is always up for an adventure, but with a more intense, bolder profile. Both American and Canadian rye whiskey are used to make traditional drinks like the Manhattan. It’s upbeat and full of surprises, like a little jazz in a glass!
The Smooth Talker, Irish Whiskey
The group’s smooth operator is here. Irish whiskey is a great starting point for those just dipping their toes into the whiskey pond because it goes down super easily. It is well known for its triple distillation process, which gives it an extra touch of silkiness and gives it a smoother, lighter taste. Irish whiskey is the charming companion you can always count on, whether you’re sipping it neat or making cocktails!
Japanese Whisky: The Next Big Thing
Last but not least, we have Japanese whisky, a rising star that has been grabbing attention all over the world. Japanese whisky exhibits flawless craftsmanship and attention to detail while drawing inspiration from Scotch but with its own distinct flair. It combines innovation and tradition, making it a must-try for people looking for something new yet timeless.
We have an EXTENSIVE selection of Whiskey at Boone’s, including Japanese, Irish, Rye, Bourbon and Scotch! If you aren’t sure which direction to start in, please ask us! We would be more than happy to help get you started.