Characteristics of Good Whiskey

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Different people have varying opinions regarding whiskey. Well, the truth is whiskey has a higher level of alcohol compared to beer and wine. It also comes in different varieties under sophisticated names. However, whiskey is worth the pursuit for a good time and an experience worth beholding.

Whiskey refers to distilled beer and like beer, whiskey is made from malted barley and other grains. What sets it apart from beer is the fact that whiskey is distilled to increase the alcohol levels. It is also aged in wooden barrels to balance the whiskey flavors. There are several known indicators of a good whiskey. Take a look at some of them

Consider the color

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Whiskey is available in a color range from light golden to rich brown. The age and the malted grain content are two things that can be derived from the color. A darker color indicates that the whiskey is older and has a higher malted grain content. Holding out a plain white paper behind a glass of whiskey should help you see its real color.

Aroma

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Good whiskey always smells nice. Although each whiskey has its characteristic aroma, all good whiskeys have rich inviting aromas. If a deep breath into the whiskey glass leaves you contented, then that is a great whiskey and you should consider trying it out.

Age

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For whiskey, the older it is, the better it gets. As a whiskey ages in the wooden barrels, it absorbs the wooden flavors more. Additionally, the flavors become more balanced. As a result, when looking for a good whiskey, consider the older ones. Some whiskeys have their ages on the label while others do not. Older whiskeys are more viscous and therefore run slower on the walls of a glass when swirled.

Taste

Lastly, a good whiskey should taste great. To determine its taste, you should taste the whiskey with a mix of air in your mouth as well as when mixed with water. If the taste is consistent, then you have a good drink in your hands.

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Old Whiskey as a Gift for a Wedding Anniversary

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Choosing an anniversary gift can be a daunting task. Especially for the couple who seems to have everything. For those who have been married many years, a typical well wishing card just won’t cut it. For those who have been married for what seems like forever, you must choose a unique gift they will cherish. A gift the couple knows you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about.

Perhaps choosing an old whiskey would be a good choice for a wedding anniversary gift. Even if the couple don’t drink, a bottle of whiskey from the year they were wed, will remind them of the most important day of their lives. Offering the couple a bit of nostalgia will mean the world to them. If you’re really getting into the spirit of things, pair it with a small version of their wedding cake. You can even place it in packaging that is the same colors they had at their wedding. You could also choose a whiskey that was served at the reception. You can also include a beautiful set of monogrammed shot glasses with the whiskey. There are many places to purchase old whiskey. You can go to websites and choose the year of the whiskey you choose to order. You can even choose the original label or a festive label that coordinates with the occasion. Depending on how much you wish to spend, throwing the couple an anniversary party and using the bottles of whiskey as party favors is a great idea also.

 

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