History of Whiskey
If to trust the ancient Celtic legends leaving in depth of centuries, an origin of one of the most refined alcoholic drinks which here is popular many decades at representatives of both floors, has the Scottish and Irish roots. Struggle for a palm, for the right to inherit a part of history legendary drinks does not cease between Scotland and Ireland till now, and each party carefully investigates history of the drink which has subdued both kings, and commoners, results thousand arguments to own advantage, and asks a question – as why, this recipe whence undertook? The official version says that on a boundary XVI and XVII centuries of whisky at all were not an alcoholic drink, it a medicine which the Celtic monks cured many illnesses. In ancient manuscripts the information contains that the drink was capable to prolong a youth, improved digestion, banished a deep melancholy and amused heart. On monastic sites monks grew up rye, an oats and barley which were repeatedly overtaken in the big boiling devices as northern earth in some cases was far not the most fertile and rich for a crop, monks found the pluses in repeated distillation of raw materials, the drink fortress thus considerably raised. Monks healed souls and illnesses this drink long enough, but then the glory about whisky has started to extend gradually. Farmers from provinces of Scotland and Ireland began to try to reproduce the recipe. Manufacture «Uisque baugh» that in transfer from the old Celtic, means "whisky", gradually began to get industrial scales. In 16 century the nobility and representatives of the nobility has become seriously interested in a drink, the bill forbidding to peasants to be engaged by manufacturing of whisky has been let out, but the farmers who in turn have "won" the recipe at monks, did not gather simply so it to leave, and manufacture began to have underground character. The best types of whisky were descended through generations. And each bottle of whisky, "grown up" in a certain part of Scotland, carried mysterious distinctive signs on a sort which could not reproduce factories of king Charles, is equal as they could not reproduce surprising, with what unique taste of the drinks created by wine makers in an underground. Thus other alcoholic drinks traditional for Britain, such as a brandy and gin, could not be compared on popularity to whisky. And, in spite of the fact that only 8 British factories have taken out the patent for whisky manufacture, the difference between royal whisky and whisky "from time immemorial" was very essential.