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  Reply # 1855709 31-Aug-2017 09:54
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I don't really drink whisky. It reminds me of my alcoholic grandfather so I tend to picture it as a drink for derelicts (which i know it is mostly not but it is the image in my mind).

 

Regardless, it is amusing/interesting when name protection is sought for words that have become the generic name for a product line. 

 

I read something the other day where fonterra/milk producers have moved to block the use of the word 'milk' for anything but actual milk from an animal . 

 

Immediately this is to target products such as almond milk/ soy milk.   I wonder if it will expand to lotions and potions haha. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1855747 31-Aug-2017 10:28
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Resnick: Interesting, although I prefer Whiskey :) 

 

That's American :-)


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Coil: Currently on the Stolen Golds. 

 

Had my first Stolen Gold last year, superb!

 

Twas this one (scraped pic):

 

Image result for stolen gold gold rum


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Dratsab:

 

Resnick: Interesting, although I prefer Whiskey :) 

 

That's American :-)

 

 

 

 

Haha, you must be trying to wind me up!


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Dratsab:

 

Resnick: Interesting, although I prefer Whiskey :) 

 

That's American :-)

 

 

No it's not American. Also Bourbon is not Whiskey either.

 

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  Reply # 1856160 31-Aug-2017 21:10
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Whisky != Bourbon != Whiskey

 

Basically the rule used to be "If there's an E in the country name, it's Whiskey" - so United States and Ireland have Whiskey, Scotland and Japan make Whisky. The exception now seems to be New Zealand which is making some good whisky in the South Island.,





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My Bourbon comment was tongue in cheek.

 

The ingredients are different between American Whiskey and the Irish/Scottish whiskeys/whiskys.

 

The American whiskeys predominately use corn and/or rye, whereas the Irish and Scottish ones predominately use barley. So there is a difference.





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Should just copy the EU Region Controllée list wholesale and save on the administration costs in NZ.  But that means no NZ made parmesan called parmesan for starters.


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Everyone here in Australia calls any sparkling wine "Champagne" and anything Whisk(e)y "scotch". Annoys the hell out of me.

 

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  Reply # 1856879 1-Sep-2017 17:47
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ajobbins:

 

Everyone here in Australia calls any sparkling wine "Champagne" and anything Whisk(e)y "scotch". Annoys the hell out of me.

 

No respect for appellation

 

 

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After the effect on your guts of a six pack of boutique appellation beer:

 

 

 

Restore yourself to good health with an Adelaide Floater:

 


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ajobbins:

 

Everyone here in Australia calls any sparkling wine "Champagne" and anything Whisk(e)y "scotch". Annoys the hell out of me.

 

No respect for appellation

 

 

It's odd, I have never really used the word scotch and always associated it with blends, even though a lot of my single malts have 'scotch whisky' on them

 

Nothing against blends, there are plenty of really good ones. I was just rearranging the cabinet to fit a couple of purchases in. I really need to drink more whisky, but brew beer also so always seem to grab a pint from the keg instead.


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ajobbins:


Everyone here in Australia calls any sparkling wine "Champagne" and anything Whisk(e)y "scotch". Annoys the hell out of me.


No respect for appellation



It's odd, I have never really used the word scotch and always associated it with blends, even though a lot of my single malts have 'scotch whisky' on them


Nothing against blends, there are plenty of really good ones. I was just rearranging the cabinet to fit a couple of purchases in. I really need to drink more whisky, but brew beer also so always seem to grab a pint from the keg instead.



I understand that pretty much all whiskey is blended in some shape or form. The term ‘single’ means it comes from one estate, so it will likely only be blended with whiskey from the same estate.

Scotch means it comes from scotland, irish from ireland, bourbon is from america I think.

Malted means thats some or all of the grain has been germinated - in the case of scottish malt, it is typically barley. When only malted grain is used, it is called an ‘all grain malt’.

If it does not have malted grain, it is called a ‘grain whiskey’ I think. Also, I think there are ‘grain scotch whiskies’ which are blended, often with different types of grains.





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