Globe-Trotting Whiskies: fermented grain mashes from everywhere but Scotland
Everyone knows that Scotland produces some of the best whisky on the planet, but the British isle isn’t the only country making excellent grain-based spirits. Distilleries from unexpected locales—including India, Taiwan and South Africa—are barrel-aging brown liquors infused with flavours and aromas that are distinct to those regions. Here, five world whiskies worth sampling.
The Emmet Ray (924 College St., 416-792-4497) stocks all of these exotic bottles, and co-owner Andrew Kaiser provides crash-course samplings for neophytes.