Whiskey or Scotch?

That is the question.

Do you have a whiskey or scotch preference after a long day of being on the motorcycle? You know, a little something to help you wind down while sitting around a campfire.

If it is neither whiskey or scotch, what is your go to alcoholic drink?

How about non-alcoholic favorites and other legal campfire cocktails?

Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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  1. Whisky without “e” is Scotch and whiskey with an “e” is Irish by tradition. Then what’s the stuff made in Kentucky for example? It’s bourbon. The word whiskey or whisky comes from “Uisce Beatha” which is Gaelic (spoken in both Ireland and Scotland because we are all Gaels, of course) means water (uisce) of life (beatha: to live). So what’s the difference between the Scotch and Irish? Predominantly the Irish whiskey was made with a smokeless fuel in the fires used to distill and Scotch used smokier fuels such as turf. It gives scotch it’s warm smokey flavour. These skills were transferred to the US when people moved from East to West to the New Lands of the Americas. Which is best? Personal preference dictates that but because I’m Irish I going to go with Irish Whiskey of course. “Sláinte!” or as the Scotch Gaels might say “Sláinte Mhath”. Basically it’s a toast to your health. Interesting!

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    1. Thank you so for the whiskey/whisky/ bourbon name lesson this morning Motorcycle Rambler. I know more than I did 10 minutes ago. My question needs to be “Irish, Scottish, or American?” But where do the others come into play: Japanese, Canadian, Etc? I need to do some research. Thanks again.

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      1. My comments were way too simplistic of course and apparently people who know a lot more than me say it’s the raw material that makes the difference, for example malted barley. American is usually made from a fermented mash of cereal grain. Japanese is generally modelled on Scotch. Irish whiskey was once the most popular but some say prohibition in the US caused its decline. It’s massively popular again. I love tasting different kinds and reading about it. That’s how I know a little about it.

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