The whiskey, which means in Spanish «water of life» is an alcoholic beverage obtained by the distillation of the fermented malt grains such as barley, wheat, rye and corn, by further aging in wooden barrels, usually oak .
Although the first written on whiskey in Ireland dates back to 1405, where it was distilled by monks, they have questions, poor documentation of the origin of this drink. The first indication of the barley and rye distillate dates back to the Celts, where he was considered a gift of the gods, as «relived» the dead, in addition to warm the body and soul during the cold winters.
The first major production of whiskey in Scotland was obtained back in 1494, when Friar John Cor achieved a volume equivalent to more than 1400 liters of the precious néctar. His distribution began as an antidote to grief, so that «medicine» was consumed mostly at funerals, or people who had lost a relative or loved one
Currently, the different types of whiskey are identified by the area in which it is produced and the type of process. Where more is produced malt whiskey is Scotland, Ireland and the United States are the largest producers of whiskey in the world.
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