Irish Whisky:Blend of various whiskies of different ages, including malted and unmalted barley and other grains. I.E. Jameson, Bushmills.
American Blended: 20% 100-proof straight whiskey blended with other whiskies and grain spirits. I.E. Seagram’s 7, Kessler.
Canadian Whisky: Blend of several whiskies with a high percentage of rye, barley, corn and wheat. I.E. Crown Royal.
Scotch Whiskey:Also known as the Single Malt Scotch, made completely by one distillery, compiled of malted barley. I.E. Jonnie Walker, Glenlivet.
Tenneessee Whisky:Jack Daniels
“The answer is to take advantage of the situation and sample both ways... Then by adding a measure of water, the full aroma of the whisky will be witnessed. A word of caution, the quality of water is of paramount importance to tasting enjoyment. Sparkling and soda waters are not compatible with whisky as they tend to react and divide the complexity of flavours, making the finest whisky taste some what coarse...” says J.A. Bell of the Whisky Connoisseur Column.