Oh the noble whisk(e)y! So interesting, so delicious. The common thread of whisk(e)y is that it is made from cereal grains and typically aged. While Scotch whisky emphasises malted barley, American whiskey emphasises corn (in bourbon) and rye (in rye), and both traditions do so in relatively strict production guidelines. Japanese whisky largely follows the Scotch tradition, while Irish whiskey turns that tradition inside out and on its head, to great effect in our opinion. "World Whisky" is now made in many countries in many different styles, and that innovation is leading to new delights.