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World of Whiskey

written by: Eve
 
Learn some interesting facts about this spirit, which has been distilled since ancient times.

Question 1:


It is generally accepted that whiskey has been made in Ireland since Irish monks brought the distillation process from the Middle East. In Gaelic, the drink was known as "Uisge Beatha," which means what in English?
Water of the gods
Spirit of life
Water of life
Water from heaven

Question 2:


The federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks imposed in 1791 by Alexander Hamilton caused public protests and an uprising, known as the 'Whiskey Rebellion’, which culminated in 1794. In which US state did the riot break out?
Pennsylvania
Kentucky
Florida
Virginia

Question 3:


Prior to fermentation, one of the phases in the production of whisky, dried malt is soaked in water, sugar gets dissolved, and a this sugary liquid is produced.
Amylase
Still
Peat
Wort

Question 4:


‘Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he's a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him.’ These words were written by an American novelist and humorist, who used a pseudonym. The Mississippi river has a central role in some of his stories. Name him.
Washington Irving
Jack London
Mark Twain
James Fenimore Cooper

Question 5:


This distillery, founded in 1608 in a small village in Northern Ireland, is the oldest licenced whiskey distillery in the world.
Old Bushmills Distillery
Tullamore Distillery
Cooley Distillery
Heaven Hill

Question 6:


This spirit is distilled from a fermented mash containing no less than 51% corn or maize in addition to wheat, rye and malted barley.
Welsh whiskey
Bourbon
Scotch
Canadian whisky

Question 7:


Which of these words refers to secret and illegal production of whiskey, commonly carried out at night.
Moonstone
Moonbeam
Moonscape
Moonshining

Question 8:


The ‘Scotch Whisky Act 1988’ legally defines Scotch whisky. Which of these is the standard that whisky must meet in order to be called, Scotch Whisky?
All of these
It must have an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8% by volume.
It must be matured in Scotland in oak casks for not less than three years.
It must be distilled at a Scottish distillery.

Question 9:


After retiring from the US Presidency in 1797, this person became one of the most successful American distillers of whiskey.
James Maddison
John Adams
Andrew Jackson
George Washington

Question 10:


This popular cocktail, usually garnished with a cherry, contains rye or bourbon whiskey mixed with sweet vermouth.
Manhattan
Cosmopolitan
Margarita
Cuba Libre

 


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