Whiskey

Whisky or whiskey is a distilled alcoholic drink made from fermented grain mash. Various grains are used for different variations, including barley, rye, corn, and wheat. Whisky is aged in wooden casks, which are oftentimes old sherry casks or may also be formed of charred white oak.

Whisky has been created in Scotland for hundreds of years. The first evidence of whisky production comes from Exchequer Rolls, a book from 1495 years.

Scotch is a whisky that gets its unique smoky flavor from the process in which it is made: the grain, primarily barley, is malted and then heated over a peat fire. Whisky cannot be called Scotch unless is completely produced and bottled in Scotland.

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Hangman's Blood

Hangman's Blood is a beer cocktail made of gin, whisky, rum, port, brandy, stout, and champagne. It was first described by Richard Hughes in his 1929 novel, A High Wind in Jamaica.

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Boilermaker

A boilermaker is the drink consisting of a glass of beer mixed with a shot of whiskey. This straightforward whiskey and beer concoction, wherein the whiskey is dropped into the beer, found favor in the 1800s among factory workers—possibly those who fabricated the boilers of locomotive engines, hence the name.