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Whiskey 2016-12-20T18:53:47+00:00

THE BASICS

WHISK(E)Y ‐ Of all the basic categories of spirits, whiskey has spread the most across the world. Each whiskey reflects the stylistic diversity of the individual culture. Whether it’s the use of corn in the U.S. or barley in Scotland, whiskey, at its simplest, is a beverage distilled from a mash of grain. As brandy is distilled from a wine, whiskey is distilled from what is basically a beer. In fact, the fermented liquid is called distiller’s beer. The types of grains used, the quality and type of water, the method of distillation, the proof of distillation, the length of maturation and the type of wood used in aging all contribute to the quality and type of whiskey.

Whiskey vs. Whisky

The difference between ‘whiskey’ and ‘whisky’ is that if the spirit is from Scotland, Japan or Canada, it’s spelled whisky. If it’s made in the United States or Ireland, it’s whiskey. Yet, Maker’s Mark and Old Forester are two American brands that call themselves ‘whisky’. So, does the spelling matter? Not really but using whiskey to refer to Scotch whisky can get you in trouble in Scotland.

WHISKEY

Irish Whiskeys

A smoother finish as opposed to the smoky, earthy overtones common to some Scotches.

2 Gingers
Jameson • Jameson 12yr
Jameson Gold • Midleton
Powers • Redbreast
Tullamore D.E.W.
Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

Rye Whiskeys

A mash of at least 51 percent rye. Distilled to no more than 160 proof and aged in charred, new oak barrels.

Jim Beam Rye
J.P. Wiser’s Rye
Lot 40
(ri) 1
Templeton

Blended Whiskeys

A blend of whiskeys, neutral grain spirits, coloring, and flavorings.

Bird Dog Peach
Fireball Cinnamon
Gentleman Jack • Jack Daniels
Jack Daniels Single Barrel
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
Seagram’s 7 Crown
Tin Cup

Canadian Whiskeys

A great offering of smooth tasting whiskey from our neighbors to the north.

Black Velvet Toasted Caramel
Canadian Club
Canadian Club “Dock 57” Blackberry
J.P. Wiser’s Spiced Vanilla
Pike Creek

BOURBON

BOURBONS

5 Criteria to be considered a “Bourbon”. Must be made in the good old USA, Must be aged in New Oak Barrels, At least aged for 2 years, Must be at least 51% corn, Bottled at no less than 80 proof.

Calumet Farms
Jim Beam
Jim Beam Black-Aged 8 years
Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
Jim Beam Honey
Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry
Jim Beam Red Stag Hardcore Cider
Maker’s Mark
Maker’s 46
Wild Turkey American Honey
Woodford Reserve

SMALL BATCH

Produced by mixing the contents of a small number of selected barrels.

Baker’s
Basil Hayden’s
Booker’s • Buffalo Trace
Bulliet • Elijah Craig
Jefferson
Jefferson Reserve
Knob Creek
Knob Creek Single Barrel
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

SCOTCH

BLENDED SCOTCH

A blend of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, which have been distilled at more than one distillery.

Chivas 12yr
Chivas 18yr
Dewar’s • J & B
Johnny Walker Red
Johnny Walker Blue
Johnny Walker Black
Monkey Shoulder

SINGLE MALT

Single malt Scotch must be distilled and matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years.

Balvenie 12yr Doublewood
Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask
Glenfiddich 12yr
Glenfiddich 15yr
Glenlivet 12yr
Glenlivet 18yr
Laphroaig 10yr

WHISKEY FLIGHTS

We offer the following tastings – Bourbon Road, To Rye or Not to Rye, Oh Canada, Jack & Jim, Irish Strong and the Flight of the Month.  Ask your server for details. Click through the slider to start your whiskey tasting tradition.