The Origin Of Whisky And Its Jagged History In

Wine-Spirits Whisky is regarded as the gentlemans drink; have you ever wondered why this drink is so special and highly valued all over the world? To understand more about this venerated liquor, lets take a closer look at its production and evolution history. Many whisky bars in Singapore proudly share the rich history of whisky production with their customers through illustrations and literatures. Origin of Whisky Whisky is made by distillation of fermented grain. The first records of the process were found in the archaeological excavations at Babylon and Mesopotamia dating back to 2nd millennia BC; these distillations were not necessarily for spirits but for making perfumes and aromas. Slowly this process spread through various ancient civilizations undergoing several adaptations and improvements and finding its home behind the walls of Christian Monasteries in Europe. The distillation process reached Ireland and Scotland sometime between 11th and 13th century AD, and by the time the first written text about it appeared in 1494 AD, production and consumption of whisky had already be.e a mass appeal in these regions. Many Singapore bars are famous for a wide selection of single malt Scotch whisky, which is renowned world over for its unique and fine taste. Hurdles in Whisky Production Whiskey continued to grow popular through the early sixteenth century till 1541, when the king of England Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in Scotland. This event had far reaching effects with newly unemployed monks starting private production of whisky and gradually spreading the knowledge across entire Scotland. The Scots love for whisky was again put to test in the earlier part of eighteenth century, when the English crown merged with Scotland and imposed harsh taxes on unlicensed production of whisky. Soon thousands of secret distilleries emerged in the northern England producing whisky only during the darkness of night when the poor visibility hid the smokes .ing out from chimneys. Whisky became a scarce thing and its smuggling became an art. Govt. officials and whisky smugglers often clashed on regular basis for nearly one and a half century. The condition worsened, when after American Revolution, the new US Govt. imposed heavy taxes on whisky production and raw materials. This led to a great dissatisfaction among the US farm workers, and they started the famous Whisky rebellion. End of Struggle in Scotland but another hit to whisky production in US The long drawn struggle of the whisky makers of Scotland finally came to an end in 1823, when the English Govt. passed a law that enabled the alcohol brewers to legalize their whisky production. This rejuvenated the whisky industry in Scotland and Ireland, and led to new inventions such as continuous still that speeded up the process of whisky production along with improving it quality wise. The last big hit to worldwide whisky production came in 1920, when the US Govt. banned its production, sale and transportation. The secretive production and supply of alcohol and public pressure brought an end to this prohibition in 1933. Whisky continues to grow as a popular drink Today, popularity of whisky continues to grow with each passing year. In 2009, the Scottish brewers managed to export a record high of 1.1 billion bottles of whisky around the world. Various bars Singapore try to hold on to the long and rich history associated with whisky making in different parts of the world and provide their customers the privilege to taste some of the rare whisky brands and wonderful blends of this much-admired liquor. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: