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American Whiskey

 TAGS:Speaking of rye makes us think of JD Salinger and his famous and controversial book or of Canadian whiskey, a subject far less cloudy and quite more pleasant than the other, which does not mean that it is not possible to share love for both at once … Even though you run the risk of being a little redundant… gulp!

The truth is that this spirit, which you can also get when ordering a “Rye” in local taverns, is proud to use this cereal as a basis for a much smoother blend and certainly lighter than other whiskeys.

Anyway, we cannot overlook that this whiskey is not made from rye only, but maize, mainly, and also wheat and barley, more cereals that can be part of its mix. In fact, there is no record of any official or legal share regarding this matter in order to belong to this select and fun club, the Canadian whiskeys.

But there is a rule, it is mandatory that the entire production process has to be developed on Canadian soil since the creation of the cereal mixture until the aging for at least three years in oak barrels.

In this process caramel or vanilla essence can be added. The second one is also used in other distillate which also comes from across the Atlantic Ocean, the Bourbon.

Bourbon must be aged in oak barrels as well, but with 2 years is enough, one less than their Canadian neighbors, and like it, they use corn in their base composition. But in the case of Bourbon, corn must assume at least half of the total cereal amount that is used for mixing (51% minimum).

The most special class you can find is called straight bourbon and it has such a category because of the duration of his term in oak: 5 years, which is more than double the average bourbon. Coloring or flavoring cannot be part of its composition, even though that is allowed for other kinds of bourbon.

Ontario or Kentucky, that is the question, and the fact is there is no need to choose so that the best we can do is provide us with some good specimens of each to get our bar some culture.

Among the Canadians we will take any of the Seagram’s Crown Royal to drink with ice or ginger ale, or if we agree that it?s not a bad thing to have a little fun now and then, then we should go for a Glen Breton 10 years Single Malt, sweet and creamy, with the advantage of experience.

And about the bourbons, in honor of the rock and roll, we’re taking a Jack Daniel’s (the fans of Janis Joplin may opt for a Southern Comfort) but not only in its average version but in its live version, that in which a guitar solo wins you over and it is named: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.

Which one would you choose? Here you are our suggestions:

 TAGS:Canadian ClubCanadian Club

The name of Canada in each drop.

Buy Canadian Club 11,92?



 TAGS:Jack Daniel'sJack Daniel’s

Rock Stars’ bourbon (but Janis Joplin).

 TAGS:Buy Jack Daniel's 18,27?

The best whisky, 2011


The Whisky Magazine has published the results of their contest ?World Whiskies Awards? in which the best whisky is select each year.

This year the whiskies who have stood out have been the Japanese, who have won most of the awards. The quality and patience in the development of these distilled by the Japanese distillers has made that, year after year have consolidated them as a reference in the world of whisky, extreme softness and complexity.

Another cause to be point out as determinant in being considered the best is the right value for money.

Most awarded whiskeys take part of limited editions, so they?re really hard to get. However, the distilleries that produced them are most well known, and take advantage of the reward of their “Top Whiskies” to distinguish themselves as a brand.

In addition, one of the most interesting is the award referred to whiskey liquors- won by the famous house liqueur Drambuie, who has spent years combining innovation and tradition, taking the whiskey base, to get the most interesting liquors.

Here are the prizes for the best whiskeys in the world that have been distributed this year:

  • Best Single Malt Whisky of the World: 1984 Yamazaki
  • Best Blended Whisky of the World: Suntory Hibiki 21 Years Old
  • World Best Malt Blend: Nikka Pure Malt 21 Years Taketsuru Old
  • Best Grain Whisky of the World: 15 Years Old Greenore
  • Better World Whisky Liqueur, Drambuie The Royal Legacy of1745

These awards are extended to these other whiskeys,disaggregated by categories and sources:

  • Best Malt Scotch Blend: Berry Bros. & Rudd Blue Hanger 4thLimited Release
  • Best Blended Irish Whiskey: Tullamore Dew 12 years old Special Reserve
  • Best Japanese Blended Whisky: Suntory Hibiki 21 Years Old
  • Blended Whisky Best of the Rest of the World: Three shipsbourbon cask finish
  • Blended Scotch Whisky Best: Hankey Bannister 40 years old
  • Best Grain Whisky: The Snow GrouseFamous Grouse.
  • Best Blended Whisky Canada: Wiser’s Legacy
  • Best American Bourbon: Parker’s Heritage Collection 10 YearOld Cask Strength Bourbon Wheater
  • Best American Whiskey Bourbon no: Thomas H. Handy SazeracRye
  • Best Single Malt Whisky from Campbeltown (Scotland):Springbank 12 Years Old
  • Best Single Malt Whisky Highland (Scotland): GlenmorangieSignet
  • Best Single Malt Whisky Islay (Scotland): Bowmore Tempest
  • Best Single Malt Whisky from the Islands, excluding Islay (Scotland): Highland Park 25 Years Old
  • Best Single Malt Speyside Whisky (Scotland) Glenfarclas 40 years old
  • Best Single Malt Whisky Lowland (Scotland) Matured SherryAuchentoshan 1998
  • Best Single Malt Irish Whiskey: Bushmills 16 Years Old
  • Best Single Malt Whisky Japan: Yamazaki 1984
  • Best Single Malt Whisky from the rest of the World: Sherry CaskStrength Solis Kavalan
  • Best Whisky distilled in Pot Still Irish: Redbreast 12 years old
  • Best Whisky Liqueur, Drambuie The Royal Legacy of 1745

Want to try some of the awarded whiskeys? In Uvinum we put them at your disposal:

 TAGS:Highland Park 25 YearsHighland Park 25 Years

Selected as the Best Single Malt Whisky, of all the islands of Scotland, excluding Islay.

 TAGS:Buy Highland Park 25 Years 175?

 TAGS:Glenmorangie SignetGlenmorangie Signet

Best Single Malt Whisky from the Highlands.

Buy Glenmorangie Signet 127,38?