Many are the countries that offer their very own fascinating & tasty distillations -- Scottish single malts, Mexico's tequila, Kentucky bourbon, habushu in Japan -- you name it. An intoxicating way of exploring the world! And of course most countries also have their own beers - often very distinctive indeed. We raise a glass to all of it here!

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What is a single-malt whisky? Plus some prime examples

  Dylan de Jonge Few spirits have captured the hearts and palates of spirits enthusiasts quite like whisky, a sophisticated elixir born from the perfect blend of time-honored tradition, premium ingredients, and meticulous craftsmanship. Distilled in Scotland and Ireland since at least the 15th century, single malt is now also produced in more than two dozen other countries, even including the likes of Brazil, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, and Taiwan. Whisky is also widely available…

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A quick guide to the 6 types of Tequila

  Tequila is a distilled mezcal (meaning one of any kind of spirits made from a cactuslike plant of Mexico's western Jalisco state called the blue agave). Predated by also-agave-derived pulque - distilled for thousands of years during pre-Columbian times - tequila was created in the mid-17th century in the town after which it it is named, These days it is counted as among the world's top five most popular spirits, and can be be consumed straight up, on the rocks, or in a mixed drink. It's…

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  • Personally I´m a big fan of mescal, but there also are a number of other agave-distilled spirits not many non-Mexicans know about:
  • When you go to Scotland, there are a lot of options when it comes to whisky touring, and I found this piece in does a nice job of presenting it all clearly and concisely:
  • Sake is booming across the world as never before - yet ironically, the Japanese themselves seem to be losing interest in it, beginning to favor other spirits. An interesting analysis from BBC Business:
    Sake brewers toast big rise in global sales
    Makers of Japan's traditional drink are seeing success abroad offset falling domestic demand.
  • Ever tried South Korean soju, made from fermenting rice? I tried it on my visit a few years ago, and let me tell you, it packs a powerdul punch! I recently came across a good post in The Culture Trip about where to find it and how to drink it:
    An Expert's Guide to Drinking Soju in Seoul
    Where to drink Korea's most popular alcohol, soju, in Seoul – and why it's not all about the green bottle.
  • Does whisky have a "terroir"? Here's an interesting recent look from the BBC about how climate and other local conditions influence this spirit:
    How whiskey is shaped by the weather and climate
    Temperature, humidity and air pressure all can affect the production and taste of whiskey. Distillers are hoping to harness these elements to make th…
  • Turns out there's a dude in Durham, North Carolina who calls himself the "Black Bourbon Guy" conducts tastings and teaches cocktail classes featuring said spirit, along with a dose of lore, especially as to how its history is intertwined with black people dating back to the days of slavery. Just this week BBC Travel did an interesting piece about him:
    The untold history of black bourbon
    It's become undeniable that black people – once missing from American whiskey bars and in the telling of whiskey's story – have long played a role in…
  • If you're a fan of whiskey in general and bourbon in particular, the Tennessee Whiskey Trail is a travel bucket lister, some 800 mile with more than 30 stops, from Nashville to Memphis:
    Complete Trail - Tennessee Whiskey Trail Official Site
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  • Bourbon whisky is famously one of KY's biggest draws, and here's a good rundown of dining, drinking, and staying in four of the prime towns on the bourbon trail:
    Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in 4 of Kentucky’s Most Popular Bourbon Towns
    From “Kentucky Bourbon Country,” come explore four cities that draw lots of avid bourbon drinkers (and others!) to the state every year.
  • Checking out a trio of watering holes way up in Plumas County. It's time for a new pub crawl at The World on Wheels.
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