10 Fascinating Whiskey Facts
The long-standing tradition of pre-prohibition spirit distillation has been preserved from generation to generation. While technology and techniques have evolved over the past centuries, one thing has remained the same: quality spirits come from passion, skill, and the finest ingredients. At Stillhouse Creek Craft Distillery, we have all three, and we love sharing our knowledge so you can take part in this time-honored tradition. Take a look at these random whiskey facts and get a taste of rich whiskey history.
- The word “whiskey” comes from a Gaelic term meaning “water of life.”
- George Washington founded one of America’s largest whiskey distilleries.
- Barrels used for bourbon must be charred and can only be used once.
- Bourbon can only be made in the United States.
- Distilling alcohol is an age-old process that may have begun as early as 2000 BC.
- Copper stills are used for distilling spirits because copper keeps the distillate sweet and reduces bacterial contamination.
- It was never illegal to drink during prohibition–only to make, sell, and ship it for mass production and consumption.
- Whiskey is low-carb and fat-free.
- Winston Churchill drank whiskey and water for breakfast…and guided a nation through World War II.
- A closed bottle of whiskey will be good for 100 years.
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