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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.
Whether you're an avid collector or an occasional whiskey enthusiast, storing your whiskey properly is essential to preserving its flavor, aroma, and longevity. While whiskey is a resilient spirit, it can be affected by various environmental factors over time. In this blog post, we'll share expert tips on storing whiskey at home to ensure you get the most enjoyment from your collection.
Tequila, the quintessential spirit of Mexico, has long been celebrated for its bold and versatile character. In addition to its splendor when sipped neat or in a shot, tequila's allure has transcended into the world of mixology, where it can star in a variety of vibrant and delicious cocktails. In this blog post, we'll share some of the best tequila cocktails guaranteed to boost your appreciation for this storied spirit and delight your taste buds.