Whiskey had been favourite drunk of many since the days of yore. Or actually, how long has it been? We know that evidences for use of alcohol by humans is very ancient, it goes back even to pre Neolithic times, and who knows what else science is to discover yet.
But how about the whisky, water of life? How did it come to be? Wehave to go to the medieval Scotland for that of course:
Though brewing was of course known prior to this date, the first official record story goes back in 1494, not so long ago as some might have thought, in the time of the reign of King James IV of Scotland, when he ordered from a friar named John Cor, to make the water of life from 8 bolls, or, 1,120 pounds of malt. And after that time almost nothing was recorded about whiskey distillation to the year 1644 when the taxation was introduced to alcohol. Anyway, whiskey was, of course, produced and consumed a lot, whether it was an underground activity or not. And since the 19thcentury, when a new law was brought up (the Excise Act) brewing whiskey became legal again a new golden age of whiskey had begun.
This nice story might tickle your imagination a bit, so if you generally do not drink (or do not drink whiskey), here we have found some nice suggestions where to start with. Namely, you can check out the 7 Smoothest SIngle Malt Scothc for Beginners. And before you proceed to the list, you will have a nice introduction both on the origins of whiskey and on some details you should pay attention to as a newbie drinker. Good advices and fun facts in any case, whether you are a beginner or a casual whiskey consumer.