Spirits

From dark spirits to gin and vodka, we cover all the facts you’ll need to know.

All Spirits

As a general rule, there are two broad categories of spirits: clear spirits and dark spirits.

American Whiskey

Whiskey came to America with the Irish and Scottish immigrants.

Brandy & Cognac

The word Brandy comes from the Dutch word brandewijn (“burnt wine”.)

Gin

There are four main kinds of gin: London Dry, Plymouth, American and Holland.

Rum

The basic ingredient in Rum is sugar cane (fresh cane juice, cane syrup, or molasses).

Scotch Whisky

Generally speaking there are two types of Scotch whisky: single malt or blended whisky.

Tequila

Tequila is the distilled spirit from the heart (piña) of the Blue Agave plant.

Vodka

Vodka’s name originates in Slavic words that translate as “little water”.

Spirit FAQs

What does VSOP stand for? Anejo vs. Reposado tequila? What is Cognac? Find answers here!

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