A JOURNEY THROUGH THE
WORLD OF WHISKIES,ONE INSIGHT AT A TIME
You know what they say, there's a song for every moment and a melody for each mood.
A truly arduous comparison since both, the Chivas Regal 12-Year-Old, and the Johnnie Walker Red Label are iconic blended Scotch whiskies with many years of history, experience, traditions and success in their rear view mirrors.
The origin of whiskey has evolved into a long and rather Sisyphean debate. There is, however, the widely accepted notion amongst the whiskey drinking community that it was the Irish monks who brought home the secrets of distillation of perfumes. They had acquired the skills from their trips to the Mediterranean countries as early as the 11 century. The word ‘whiskey’, in fact, originates from the Gaelic expression ‘water of life’. It took the Irish 600 years to establish a whiskey industry when in 1608, the world’s first distillery became licensed and operational in Ireland. The art of whiskey making soon spread to other countries and regions, with quite a distilleries making some of the finest drinks there ever were. Amidst all of that, the Irish whiskey has maintained its character, representing the Irish way of life and the fabled Irish drinking.