Whiskey is a complex category of alcohol made from the fermentation of grains and then aged in oak casks. There are different methods involved, different grains used, and different aging periods which give rise to different types of whisky in Kenya. In Ireland and the United States, they spell it as “whiskey” while in any other country apart from the two named countries above it is called "whisky". In other words, the "e" explains the country from which the whisky is produced.
Single Malt whiskeys
Bourbon & Tennessee whiskey
This is a whisky that is made out of malted barley and is produced from a single distillery without being blended with whiskies from other distilleries. The whisky bears the specific and unique taste which is the trademark of the distillery. To increase the flavors and also improve the taste, some of the single malt whiskies are blended with other single malt whiskies from the same distillery. The single malt whisky has a unique taste because they are particular to the six Scotland regions in which it is produced in. The youngest single malt whiskies must be 8 or 10 years and they go all the way to 60 years. The older the single malt whisky, the stronger the smell and taste but at the same time, the more the price. Actually, you will notice the age of the whiskies depending on its smoothness. Single malt whiskies are regarded as the best whiskies, however, a quality blended whisky can be richer in flavors and taste than a young single malt. The best single malt whisky brands in Kenya are Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Singleton, Coal Ila, Cardhu, Cragganmore, Aberlour, Jura, Glenkinchie, Glen Grant, Highland Park, Lagavulin, Talisker, The Glenrothes, Macallan, Laphroaig, Ardmore, Dalwhinnie, Oban, Bowmore, Teeling, Clynelish, Auchetoshan, The Balvenie, Ardbeg, Aberlour, Aberfeldy, Dewars, Rampur, Dalmore, Glengoyne, Bushmills, Bruichladdich, Scapa, Smokehead, Omar, Glen Turner, Glencadam, Old Pulteney, Speyburn, Bunnahabhain, Amrut, Glen Moray, Knockando, Bowmore, Glenfarclas, Glen Scotia, Ballantines, Tullibardine, Tomintoul, Johnnie Walker, Connemara, Glen Deveron, Ledaig, Powers, Mortlach, Canmore, Strathisla and Aultmore.
Blended whiskies are made through 3 processes. First, you blend a grain whisky with a malt whisky to improve its taste and flavors because grain whiskies are known to be of low-quality taste. The second blending is happens between malt whiskies of different distilleries of which are of different ages and finally you age the whiskies for them to marry together. Blending was introduced in the 19th century when it was realized that the flavors of whisky were too strong to be enjoyed on daily drinking. The blending was mainly aimed at achieving a mild flavor and improving the quality of the whisky to be more constant because the quality of the whisky was questionable. After blending the whiskies, the bottle is labeled with the age of the youngest whisky in the blend. A very old whisky must be included in the blend to ensure that the taste of the whisky is appreciated. For example, Johnnie Walker Black Label is labeled as 12 years old but in the blend which comprises 40 different malt whiskies the oldest one is 50 years old. This has significantly contributed to the superior taste of the drink. There are several famous whisky brands categorized as blended whisky like Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker, Ballantines, Monkey Shoulder, Famous Grouse, Grant’s, Glen Silvers, Cutty Sark, Dewar’s, J&B, Dimples, Passport, Teacher’s, VAT 69, William Lawson, Black & White, Whyte & Mackay, Harrington, Sir Edward’s, Dewar’s, Old Smuggler, Grand Old Parr, Buchanan’s Bell’s, Islay Mist, Lauder’s, White Horse, Claymore, Compass Box, Lombard, Shackleton, Copper Dog, Scottish Leader, Scots Gold & John Barr.
All scotch whisky must have been distilled and matured in oak barrels for a period not less than 3 years in Scotland. The whisky must be made of yeast, water, and barley, or other grains like maize and wheat. The barley could be malted or not. If whisky is made from unmalted barley or other grain it is called grain whisky. This type of whisky is rarely sold on its own, rather it used to blend other scotch whiskies so as to standardize the quality and the flavors. Scotch whiskies are sold in two main categories: blended scotch whisky and single malt whisky.
This category of whiskeys is produced in Ireland. Ireland claims to be the first one to produce whiskey. They have actually baptized it as "holy water" to mean it was very important to them. It is made from malted whiskeys which are half barley and half oats. These whiskeys are neither smoky nor sweet but they have a flavor of their own. This is because the grains are after germination they are dried on peat fires but the smoke is not let to come into contact with the grains. Famous Irish whiskey brands in Kenya are Jameson, Teeling whiskey, Bushmills, Powers, Tullamore Dew, Paddy, The Wild Geese, West Cork, Sexton, Green Spot, Middleton and Connemara.
These whiskies are produced in America and the rules are that they must be made of at least 51% corn and then aged for at least six years. In their maturation, they utilize new charred oak barrels. This gives the drink a sweet full-bodied taste. American whiskeys are categorized as Bourbon whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. The difference between the two is only that Tennessee whiskeys must be filtered through charcoal plus their maturation is gauged through taste, smell, and color. This method was the one that was used by the founder of the distiller Jack Daniel himself and up to today, it is still utilized as his legacy. Someone asked me if Tennessee whiskeys are bourbon whiskeys and yes they are bourbon whiskeys because they meet all the conditions required for bourbon whiskeys. Famous Tennessee and bourbon whiskey brands in Kenya are Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Virginia Black, Wild turkey, Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, Benchmark, Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Marshall's, Sazerac Rye, Bulleit, Gold Bar, Bails Haydens, Taylor, 1792, Willet Pot, Blantons and Early Times.
These are the whiskies that are made from Japan. Japanese whiskies are either blended whiskies or single malt whiskies. Japanese whiskies borrow so much from scotch whiskies because the founder of the first Japanese whiskies distillery, Yamazaki, learned the art of crafting whisky from Scotland. There have been huge competition between the two major rival distilleries namely Nikka and Suntory resulting to the quality of Japanese whiskies going so high. The implication has resulted to high demand of Japanese whisky making their price to consequently shoot. Most people are willing to pay more for quality whiskeys, however, some of the old whiskies have gone completely out of stock they must wait for next year batch to be released. A good example of Japanese whisky that is available in a few bottles per year is Hibiki 17 years. Order best Japanese whiskies online in Kenya from Nairobi Drinks at best Japanese whisky prices. Some of the famous Japanese whisky brands in Kenya are Yamazaki, Hibiki, Nikka, Hakushu, Suntory, Iwai, Kamiki, Mars, Akashi, Kurayoshi, Kirin, Miyagikyo and Kura.
Indian whiskies are better known as the cheap whiskies brands in Kenya, however, there are several brands that are really quality and expensive too. Best Indian whisky brands are Rampur and Amrut. Coincidentally, all these expensive Indian whisky brands are single malts. Buy Indian whisky brands online in Kenya from Nairobi Drinks at the best whisky prices plus free delivery to your house or office.
It is pretty obvious that Canadian whiskies refers to whiskies that are made in Canada. Most of the Canadian whiskies have little amount of rye to a point that people confuse them with rye whiskies. Popular Canadian whiskies brands in Kenya are Canadian Club, Crown royal and Fireball. Enjoy the best Canadian whisky brands and prices in Kenya.
This is not a category of whisky as per se because it constitutes of Canadian whisky and American rye whiskey. Canadian whiskies are historically referred to as rye whisky while American rye whiskeys have to use 51% of rye grains in their production. Some of the best rye whiskies in Kenya are Knob Creek Straight Rye, Sazerac Rye, Crown Royal Rye, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Bulleit 95 Rye and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye. There are several Johnnie Walkers with rye finish like Johnnie Walker Blender's batch bourbon cask & rye finish, Johnnie Walker select cask rye cask finish and Johnnie Walker Blender's Batch Red Rye Finish.
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