We list the main whiskey producing regions in the world.
Irish whiskey must be distilled in wooden casks for at least three years and can only be distilled using water and caramel coloring. It is usually made from a mash of barley malt in copper pot stills.
Scotch whisky must age in an oak barrel for at least three years. Plus, each bottle must have an age statement which reflects the youngest aged whisky used to make that blend.
America has a vast range of whisky styles and laws. Most American whisky is Bourbon and follows its strict laws.
Canadian whisky must be aged in a wooden barrel for at least 3 years . Most Candian whiskies are made from corn and rye, but may feature wheat or barley. It may contain caramel colouring and flavouring.
Japanese whisky is directly related to Scotch whiskey and mostly uses double malted or peated barley and is aged in a wooden cask.
Many regions of the world produce whiskey, some like India distil and consume the most whiskey per head of population.