World Whiskey Day
Every third Saturday in May, whiskey drinkers come together to celebrate World Whiskey Day. This year, on May 15th, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this wonderful holiday. No matter where you are, raise a glass with your favorite whiskey and join us as we appreciate this classic favorite.
The Whiskey Process
The process of making and distilling whiskey has been around for ages. In general, it starts with taking mashed grain and letting it sit in hot water until the grain releases sugar. Yeast is then added to the sugary water, which results in the mixture turning into what’s known as ‘wash’ during the fermentation process. Next, it’s time for the actual distilling. The alcohol is pumped into a still where it is heated in order to vaporize the alcohol from the rest of the wash. This process is repeated a few times before the alcohol is transferred into barrels for the aging process; this is also where flavoring and colors are added.
What better way to celebrate World Whiskey Day than by trying out some new whiskey recipes? Here are a few of our favorites.
- 2 oz. Mitchum’s Thunder Road Classic Whiskey
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 tsp. Simple Syrup
- 1 orange peel
Combine syrup and bitters in a glass. Fill glass halfway with ice and stir. Fill the remainder of the glass with ice, squeeze orange peel before dropping into the glass, and add Mitchum’s Thunder Road Whiskey. Stir drink again before garnishing with a cherry.
- 1.5 oz. Corn Whiskey
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- 1 oz. sugar
- 2 oz. water
Mix lemon juice, sugar, and water to create a sour mix. Combine corn whisky, sour mix, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds, pour into glass, and garnish with a lemon.
Whether you’re going out for a drink or trying your hand at mixing up your own whiskey recipe, be sure to find a way to celebrate World Whiskey Day this May 15th. If you’re fairly new to the world of whiskey, don’t worry, at Old Tennessee Distilling Co., we have award-winning whiskies that are sure to become a new favorite of yours. Visit our website to explore our many options or stop by our Kodak, TN location for free tastings every day. Our experienced staff will help you discover a whiskey perfect for your taste.