Whiskey enthusiasts are no strangers to the 40% ABV (Alcohol By Volume) or 80 proof commonly found on whiskey bottles. But what's the reasoning behind this industry benchmark? In this blog post, we'll delve into the origin, rationale, and impact of this alcohol standard on whiskey production, consumption, and taste.
'tis the season for all kinds of lists so we thought we'd curate the 30 under 30 list that you've all been waiting for. 30 of our favorite bottles of incredible whiskey - all 30 years old or younger.
World Wars I and II had profound effects on countless aspects of society, including the global demand and popularity of various alcoholic beverages. How did soldiers' rations of Scotch whisky during these turbulent years impact the whisky industry and the competition between Scotch and Irish whiskey? In this blog post, we'll delve into the military influence on whiskey consumption and the resulting shift in demand between these two iconic styles.
The Prohibition era in the United States, from 1920 to 1933, saw the ban on the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages within the nation. While the effects of Prohibition were undoubtedly felt domestically, it also had a significant impact on alcohol industries around the world. Among those affected was the Irish whiskey industry, which grappled with the loss of a key market and struggled to maintain its global presence. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of U.S. Prohibition on Irish whiskey production and its ramifications on global consumption.
The whisky industry continues its upward trajectory, fueled by a combination of factors such as the opening of international markets, increasing demand in emerging economies, and the easing of tariffs. However, this growth has resulted in some notable consequences, including a scarcity of well-aged products and limited availability of new make whisky. In this blog post, we will delve into the industry's expansion, the opportunities it presents for collectors and investors, and the challenges faced by whisky enthusiasts seeking new make varieties.