A JOURNEY THROUGH THE
WORLD OF WHISKIES,ONE INSIGHT AT A TIME
Still using age-old and traditional distilling methods, Scotch whiskies are produced exclusively in Scotland.
Elijah Craig, an American bourbon whiskey, was named in honour of a clergyman by the same name who was a Baptist preacher from Kentucky, in the 1800s. He fabricated the method for “True Kentucky Bourbon” and is held in respect for the method of settling his distillate into charred oak-barrels.
Master Blenders have existed as far back as blended whiskies have, and for centuries, these are the people who have endeavoured to create something we love to cherish and enjoy. Frankly speaking, Master Blenders are the people who indulge in trial and error, combining whiskies from different regions, types and ages to make something sublime. They are the people who make mistakes so that we don’t have to.
Once upon a time there were two brothers who lived in a town where the river meets the North Sea, in the Scottish isles. James and John Chivas, as they were called decided to venture into a new territory, and in 1801, opened a grocery store in the bustling port town of Aberdeen. But, their grocery store was like no other, for it sold rum, brandy, and whisky to its customers. Back in those days, grocers would often turn into distilleries, but the Chivas brothers performed both the roles with élan. And, that was only the beginning of what would later grow into a whisky empire.