Heading to the Southern USA in pursuit of distilleries to visit, it's easy to get confused. And that's before you've even had a drink. American bourbon and whiskey are different. Bourbon doesn't have to be made in Bourbon County, or even in Kentucky. You can make bourbon in Tennessee, or even in Texas if you abide by the rules. Tennessee is more noted for its whiskey, though. And in the USA they do spell it whiskey except for the people who spell it whisky.
'Whisky Galore!' the wartime film and story of the people of Eriskay seizing upon the whisky cargo of a nearby shipwreck, has forged headlines and cultural associations of the drink, since it hit our screens almost 65 years ago. And the associations continue to this day. Last week, one lucky buyer paid £12,050 for two bottles of that now infamous cargo.
When Jack Daniels celebrate a birthday, they know how to do it in style. Most people get a group of their mates, hit the local nightclubs and get plastered. This weekend, JD took birthday parties to a whole new level. Creating a musical heaven tucked away in 'The Devils Arse' up in Sheffield's Peak District, they turned a unusual tourist spot into a stunning live music backdrop.