Whiskey History: France, Aphids and the Unlikely Triumph of Whisky

  Whiskey’s popularity in America was cemented when the British cut off the trade of rum’s raw ingredients following the Revolutionary War. Denied their rum, citizens of the newly minted democracy embraced the home-distilling traditions of its immigrants, particularly the Scotch and the Irish, and a taste for whiskey began to expand along with the nation’s borders. Europe, … Read More