What in the world?
There's a lot more to that whisky you just poured in your glass. A few hundred years ago, it is thought, some brave, seafaring Irish monks brought the secret of distillation of this aqua vitae alchemy stuff over from France.
Whiskey (and/or whisky) is being created in over a dozen countries and sold all over the world.
What are the differences between Irish Whiskey and Scotch? Or Canadian Rye and American Rye? Is Jack Daniels a bourbon or not? Why are so many songs written about whisky... and whiskey?
Sample some answers to your questions with a Dram Straight whiskey session.