Whiskeys of the World
Originally enjoyed only by the upper class, this tipple is now sipped by those in every walk of life, all around the world, but do you know the long history of this unique liquor?
The process is said to be have been founded in the Middle East as a way to produce perfumes, however it quickly spread to Europe, and then to Scotland and Ireland by travelling monks. These monks lacked the vineyards and grapes of Europe, so turned to fermenting grain mash in 1000 AD! This bright idea created the first distillation of modern whiskey and here at Pig ‘N’ Whistle West End, we believe a good whiskey is worth celebrating!
Join us April 15 to enjoy a five-course dinner paired with our five whiskeys from around the world.
Which whiskies we hear you cry, connoisseurs!
+ Canadian Club
A Canadian whisky founded in Ontario where the local grains were of exceptional quality, producing a smooth, easy drink.
+ Connemara Irish Whiskey
The only Irish Peated Single Malt Whiskey widely available today. A truly unique whiskey that possesses a distinct peaty flavour and aroma, with a delicate smokiness and smooth sweet taste.
+ Makers Mark
Made one bottle at a time, Bill Samuels Sr created a bourbon to stand out in the crowd. After trial and error, he discovered using soft red winter wheat would be the ingredient to achieve this. Using a yeast over 150 years old, and an aging time of between 6 and 7 years, this whisky is definitely one to have in the collection.
+ Laphroaig Whisky, quarter cask
Founded in 1815 on the Scottish island of Islay, this single malt Scotch whisky uses a smaller, American oak cask to increase the contact with the oak, therefore creating a soft, velvety edged scotch whisky.
+ Hibiki Harmony Whisky
Founded in Osaka, influenced by the Western liquors that flowed into Japan, and drawing on the Japanese culture of being one with nature, the Hibiki Harmony Whiskeys are a harmonious blend of innumerous malt and grain whiskeys resulting in ‘an orchestra of aromas and flavours’.