Scotch Facts April 24, 2014

Written by: Justin Runyon
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SCOTCH FACTS

If you know me, then you know I enjoy the occasional cocktail after work. I’m specifically a fan of whisky, with a preference for Scotch whisky, and I consider myself our team’s whisky expert. Weekly I share what I call, “Scotch Facts: Your Weekly Dram of Whisky Wisdom” with my office friends and I thought you might like to see it too. Cheers! – Justin

Whisky Fact of the Week:
Let’s go way, way back for this fact: did you know the distillation process was invented about 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia? Next time you see a Babylonian you can buy them a drink.

Drunken Vocabulary (Words and terms to impress your friends while drinking):
Mouthfeel: Exactly how it sounds – the way the whisky feels in your mouth. It’s a weird one!

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
You can crowdsource anything these days, and according to Glenmorangie, even whisky can be crowdsourced. Not the distillation, though: fans were invited to upload pictures to create a moodboard to influence the design and marketing in addition to choosing the name of their new single malt brand. Check it out: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/23/glenmorangie-releases-image-crowd-sourced-new-whiskey

Got any Scotch Facts you want to send my way? Just tweet me @justrunyon.