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www.philstar.com

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Two million six hundred forty-eight thousand pesos for a bottle of whisky-That’s more or less the peso equivalent of a 157- year old bottle of whisky that was sold for 29,400 pounds (60,016 dollars) at Mc Tear’s Auction Galleries in M8, west of Glasgow City Centre. The Bowmore single malt, which was bottled in 1950, was sold despite the fact the “bottle’s cork was dropping into the whisky itself.” The Americans spell it whiskey while the Scottish and Canadians distillers call it whisky. They are distilled from a fermented mash of grain (corn, barley, rye or wheat) and aged in oak barrels, which gives the characteristic amber color, flavor and aroma. If you call it Scottish whisky, you must follow the standards of the Scotch Whisky Order of 1990. Their whisky is composed of elements, the Scottish call indigenous in their homeland: burns or the crystal- clear water, braes or the barley grown in mountains, peat fuel that give Scotch its character smoky flavor and even the pure air as the Scotch claim. The whisky has to mature for three years to be called Scotch whisky and there are two major categories, single and blended. Single, meaning form one distillery and only the single malt, meaning 100% malted barley from one distillery. Blended means two or more distilleries and the more familiar blended Scotch whisky brands include Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, and Cutty Shark. American whiskeys, on the other hand, are classified into two types, Straight and Blended Whiskey.
Published: November 29, 2007   
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