The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know fun drink facts we will look at Whisky.
The Facts: Whisky is the term used in connection with a broad category of alcoholic beverages that are made through distillation of fermented grain mash, which is then aged in wooden casks. The beverage is consumed across the world, though in different forms. For example, Scotts prefer their own Scotch whisky, while Americans love their Bourbon. Whatever be the form, the beverage named whiskey is loved by people of all countries. In the following lines, we have listed a number of fun and interesting facts about whiskey.
- The world’s largest producer and consumer of whiskey is located in India.
- August 29th is National Whisky Sour Day.
- Malt Whisky red wine is more useful because it contains more ellagic acid – an antioxidant that can stop the growth of cancer cells and to resist heart disease.
- There are five basic classifications of whisky – Irish Whisky, Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Canadian Whisky and American Whisky.
- During the “Dry Law” in the U.S. was only allowed whiskey drink, but only for “medical needs”.
- The official founding date of Scotch is the year 1494, which was dated record of the Royal Treasury that a John Cor bought 500 kg of malt for the production of «aqua vitae».
- Americans acknowledged whiskey and began producing his own just after Prohibition 1920.
- Whisky – a good object for investment. A bottle of 17 year old whiskey Ardberg cost in February 2005, $ 75, and in November 2007 – now $ 198. Thus, an increase of almost 250% for 30 months.
- If the bottle is written «whisky» it is precisely manufactured in Scotland, if «whiskey», then where else, but not in Scotland.
- A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
- The dark color of whisky comes from the wooden barrels in which it is aged. The wood expands and contracts with the change in temperature, making the movie in and out of the wood. The compounds from wood give whisky its dark color.