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Whiskeys

The whisky category is vast, including Scotch, Canadian whisky, and more recent Japanese and Taiwanese whiskies. When the spirit is spelled with an ‘e;’ however, it refers to bottles crafted in Ireland and the U.S. While each of these brown spirits shares similar characteristics—for example, they are all spawned from mashes of fermented grains like corn, wheat, barley, and rye and then aged in wooden barrels—each variety is individually nuanced.

Bourbon, the grand dame of American whiskey, is the country’s most well-known style, flaunting a corn-heavy (at least 51 percent) mashbill. Likewise, rye must meet the same requirements.

Canadian whisky typically unites a corn base with a heavier rye component. Although they are touted for the presence of rye, these whiskies are traditionally much lighter than American whiskey.

Scotland teems with distilleries and is perhaps best known for its breadth of single malts, produced at one distillery from malted barley in copper pot stills. The range is intense, from tame Lowlands liquors to the aggressively peaty options from Islay.

There are far fewer Irish distilleries than Scottish ones. The ideas that all Irish whiskey are triple distilled and all are devoid of peat are myths. Most Irish whiskies are single-pit still whiskeys made from malted and un-malted barley.

Learn more about the Different Types of Whiskey on the Invaluable blog.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Old Forester Whiskey Railroad Pullman Pocket Flask
Oct 07, 8:00 PM EDT
Old Forester Whiskey Railroad Pullman Pocket Flask
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
PEAKY BLINDERS IRISH WHISKEY OAK STAVE BARREL
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
PEAKY BLINDERS IRISH WHISKEY OAK STAVE BARREL
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$2000 Bids
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES WHISKY ARMAGNAC IOB
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES WHISKY ARMAGNAC IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES WHISKY VODKA RUM IOB
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES WHISKY VODKA RUM IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES CANADIAN WHISKY IOB
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES CANADIAN WHISKY IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES CHIVAS REGAL IOB
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
FOUR VINTAGE ALCOHOL BOTTLES CHIVAS REGAL IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
THREE VINTAGE SEALED BOTTLES OF SCOTCH WHISKY
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
THREE VINTAGE SEALED BOTTLES OF SCOTCH WHISKY
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
TWO BOTTLES OF FINE AND RARE SINGLE MALT WHISKIES FROM 1998
Oct 04, 10:00 AM BST
TWO BOTTLES OF FINE AND RARE SINGLE MALT WHISKIES FROM 1998
by Elstob and Elstob
Est: £80- £100
£400 Bids
TWO BOTTLES OF FINE BLENDED BRAND WHISKIES FROM 1980S
Oct 04, 10:00 AM BST
TWO BOTTLES OF FINE BLENDED BRAND WHISKIES FROM 1980S
by Elstob and Elstob
Est: £60- £80
£300 Bids
A MIXED LOT OF 3 BOTTLES OF FINE MALT WHISKIES FROM GLENFIDDICH
Oct 04, 10:00 AM BST
A MIXED LOT OF 3 BOTTLES OF FINE MALT WHISKIES FROM GLENFIDDICH
by Elstob and Elstob
Est: £100- £150
£500 Bids
A BOTTLE OF ‘SHEEP DIP’ “OLD HEBRIDEAN” VINTAGE 1990 BLENDED MALT
Oct 04, 10:00 AM BST
A BOTTLE OF ‘SHEEP DIP’ “OLD HEBRIDEAN” VINTAGE 1990 BLENDED MALT
by Elstob and Elstob
Est: £60- £80
£300 Bids
Canadian Whisky BLACK VELVET, 1974
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Canadian Whisky BLACK VELVET, 1974
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €30- €60
€300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Whiskeys


Elstob and Elstob

Elstob and Elstob

Austin Auction Gallery

Austin Auction Gallery

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction