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The History of American Whiskey
3 November, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taste your way through the history of American Whiskey. From 18th century Rye to corn, through to Millet and more.
Cocktails, Whiskeys and Southern food to match. This night will be informative, fun and very very tasty!
It was the Scotish and irish who bought the tenacity and hard work required to lay the foundations of a Whiskey industry earlier in the 18th century.
The unique flavour of bourbon, which is lighter than rye, began when Virginia encouraged its ‘corn patch and cabin rights’ in 1776. This had required anybody settling on land in the newly found area of Kentucky to plant and grow corn.
New Orleans plays a huge part in the history of American Whiskey. Producers wanted to get their product to market as quickly as possibly, and the Mississippi river was the fastest way to hit international ships.
Every single bourbon produced today uses the sour mash process, similar to sourdough, a small portion of the previous batch are used to start the next. It is believed Dr James Crow, of old crow bourbon, is responsible for this scientific approach.