ABOUT MAC WHISKY HOME
Mac Whisky Home is a great choice drinks lovers. We are passionate about great whiskies, everything in between, and obsessive about sourcing the best of these from across the world. Our company is made up of people who can’t imagine working in any other industry, who want to bring the joy of great drinks to an ever-expanding community of enthusiasts.
With so many flavors and botlings it’s hard to know what is right for you and as we have whisky in our blood we are confident we can help.
Can’t find what you are looking for or you’re not sure where to start? just get in touch and we’ll happily point you in the right direction.
Our mission is to take you on a global adventure. Whether you’re looking to move away from that tried and true favorite blended whisky, or if you’re looking to expand your collection of rare and collectables, we’ve got the dram for you! With this collection your friends will never be too far away.
The Mac Whisky Home was born of the love created from these experiences.
You’re in good hands
SUCCESSFUL CLIENT STORIES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Whiskey is a spirit distilled from barley and aged in wooden casks. For it to be called whiskey in Ireland, the spirit has to be in the casks for at least three years and bottled at a strength of no less than 40% ABV.
It’s believed that the origins of whiskey lie with monks who discovered the Moors in Spain using clay pot stills known as alembics to extract and distill flower essences for perfumes. The monks realised that they could distill a beer made of grain in these stills and create high-alcohol strength uisce beatha or “water of life”. In time, the Irish word uisce became anglicised to “whiskey”.
When it comes to tasting, we recommend copita glasses (often called sherry glasses) or Glencairn whiskey glasses. Their shape and design help concentrate the flavours of the whiskey and also prevent the spirit from evaporating too quickly.
To ‘nose’ the whiskey, raise the glass to just few centimetres below your nose. With your mouth slightly open, inhale and see if you can identify certain aromas. Is there vanilla? Can you detect oak?
Take a small sip and let it coat your tongue. Think about the flavours. Is it floral, spicy? Whiskey is a very complex substance containing an enormous range of tastes and aromas. Over time your palate will develop and you’ll become more capable of identifying these.
People someone wonder if whiskey continues to mature once it’s in the bottle. The answer is no. The moment the whiskey leaves the barrel, it’s as good as it gets. Which is pretty good.
And, provided it’s kept out of direct sunlight, the whiskey will last indefinitely in the bottle. (Once you open it, however, you’re on your own…)
Some people view the age statement on the bottle as a guide to its value. But it’s not the only one. Creating a premium whiskey involves more than just time. Distillate styles, cask management and blending all play a major part. So our Whiskey Masters are free to exercise their artistry without the constraint of age considerations.