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Before whisky distillation can take place beer like liquid, commonly called wash, must be created. The creation of wash, brewing by another name, occurs when the sugars from the grain are extracted via hot water. The resultant sugary liquid known as mash is then combined with yeast, and fermentation takles place. The main difference is whether the sugar for fermentation is created from natural, or commercial enzymes. What are Enzymes? Enzymes are proteins that act as biological catalysts, which is to say that they convert molecules into other molecules.
There are many different types of stills in use around the world. From the vast to the strangely small, long-necked, multi-story, column stills, hybrid stills, and Lomond stills, indirect or direct fired. One of the most important distinctions, however, is the one between batch pot stills and continuous column or coffey stills. Those looking a little deeper into the processes of distillation, quickly realise that the process has changed little over the centuries.
What Are The Best Whisky Glasses? The SMWS glass - the best all rounder The Glencairn - the most widely known glass, poorer for grain whiskies The Copita - fantastic for grain and sherried whiskies The Cognac Glass - widely available and great for most drams, weaker on peat The Blender’s Glass - perfect for blended whisky, good for grain The Túath Glass - solid for bourbons, ryes and Irish pot still The NEAT Glass - the perfect upgrade from a tumbler, excellent for high ABV The Norlan - an expensive tumbler The Tumbler - for those who want their whisky chilled The Highball - for those looking for refreshment Historical Background If you look into the history of whisky drinking, you will quickly come across the “Quaich” or “Quaigh” or “Quoich”.