Monday, October 21, 2013

Let's See The Whisky Making Process

 Let's See The Whisky Making Process

Whiskey (English: whiskey from Scottish Gaelic, or Irish whiskey of the language, fuisce) refers broadly to the category of alcoholic beverages from fermented cereals are undergoing a process of mashing (crushed, mixed with water and heated), and the result through a distillation process before it matured with ways kept in small wooden barrels (usually oak).

Types of whiskey are produced depending on the type of cereals are used as raw materials, namely barley, malt (germinated barley), rye (rye), which germinated rye, wheat, and corn. Whiskey comes from the Gaelic for "water" (or Uisce uisge). In Scotland called uisge-beatha, while in Ireland called Uisce beatha which means "water of life". Both are related to the Latin aqua vitae which also means "water of life". Scottish people write it as Whisky, while the Irish wrote it as whiskey (plus the letter "e").

The oldest record of whiskey comes from 1405 in Ireland, which tells the monks made ​​whiskey. The same is also recorded in Scotland in 1496. However, whiskey expected already at least a few hundred years earlier. At that time, whiskey was made in many places, and not specifically recorded. As a result, the first time whiskey made ​​as well as the place of origin is unknown. In addition, there is the possibility of a diverse group of people who are not related to each other, separately found the distillation process.

Distillation kettle and keg Scotch


Historians estimate distilled liquor first made between the 8th century and 9th century in the Middle East. Distillation technique was brought to Ireland and Britain by Christian monks. According to popular legend, St. Patrick introduced distillation process in Ireland and Britain. Distillation process may be found Irish people, or farmers in Britain are utilizing remnants after harvesting cereals.

Knife cutting malt flour mixed with hot water and produce Wort.

Tube fermentation process.


After fermentation, the liquid is inserted into the copper refiners, has the form of a retort. If in the process of distillation to Ireland 3 times, in contrast to Scotland, there is only 2 times.

Number 2 on the distiller means that it is intended for a second distillation. Spiral in it, and the same principle as an electric kettle.

Drainage pipe storage and bottling.

Storage barrels Whisky, whiskey that has been stored in a drum can last for years.

Barrels heap. Commonly used 3 barrel sizes. Each barrel, which previously contained the "Bourbon" Kentucky, can only be used 3 times. Everything there are 200,000 barrels. This factory produces 6.5 million liters of whiskey per year.

This part of the barrel. Given the small pores in the wood to allow oxygen to penetrate, oxidize ethanol. So whiskey flavor steadily gained.

It's called probes, useful for taking whiskey in the barrel, length of approximately one meter.

Test Whisky. A Woman Trying Whisky has been made.

An overthrow Whisky Water Plan contains whiskey barrels that will be sent to the place of bottling.

Whisky Bottling room. corrugated conveyor lot of "screw down".

The bottles have been filled whiskey will be labeled product.

Whisky that is ready to drink. 
 - Let's See The Whisky Making Process

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