Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey?
Although both variants are correct and both will fetch you the same delicacy, if it comes from a country whose name has letter ‘e’ e.g. Ireland, then it is spelt WHISKEY. In all other cases, it goes as WHISKY.
As long as the bottle’s seal isn’t compromised, the rum will be as good 20 years from now as it is today. After the bottle has been opened, its shelf life stays indefinite, however much depends upon the storage condition of the rum.
The scotch is made in Scotland from malted barley. It has to be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. Also, every bottle has an age statement which indicates the youngest aged whisky used to make that particular blend.
Distilled from corn, bourbon should have at least 51% corn to be called so. It is commonly made in Kentucky, the eastern state of USA. It is aged in a new oak barrel without any minimum aging period. It should be bottled at 80 proof or more.
Tennessee whiskey is technically classified as bourbon, but it requires to be filtered by Lincoln County Process where it is filtered through sugar-maple charcoal. This process imparts a sweet taste to it. It can only be made in entirely new oak barrels.
Scotch is produced in 6 main regions of Scotland. These are Lowlands, Speyside, Highlands, Campbelltown, Islay and Islands.
Whisky is produced by distillation through a batch process in pot stills. It is commonly produced in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan & the USA.