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10-07-2008, 03:58 AM
could u pls tell me the difference in canadian bourbourn and irish whiskey...the diff ingredients used in producing this whiskies...
Here is some basic info.....
Canadian whisky: By law, it must be mashed, distilled and aged at least three years in Canada in a wooden barrel not greater than 700 L capacity. Most Canadian whiskies are blended multi-grain whiskies which are often casually called "rye whisky" although they contain proprietary blends of corn (maize), barley, and rye.
Bourbon: At least 51 percent of the grain used in making Bourbon must be corn (most distillers use 65 to 75 percent corn) and this spirit must be aged for a minimum of two years in new, white oak barrels that have been charred. Nothing can be added at bottling to enhance flavor, add sweetness or alter color. This would be illegal.
Irish Whiskey: Of course has to be made in Ireland. Standard Irish Whiskey is a blend of malt and grain whiskies. Unlike Scotch, peat is almost never used in the malting process.
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