As much as we at Winerist love talking about, writing about, and especially drinking wine, we also have a special place in our hearts for Uisge Beatha, the water of life… more commonly known as whisky! This distinguished spirit has been around since at least 800AD, originating with the Scots and the Irish (both claim to have invented whisky – or whiskey, if you’re Irish – but neither has definitive proof, so for the purposes of this article we’ll call it a draw) and has been enjoyed by millions around the globe ever since.
There’s a plethora of household names out there which we all know and love, from Glenlivet Scotch to Bushmills from Ireland and, of course, Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon. However, make no mistake – if you venture a little off the beaten track, you’ll soon discover that the world of whisky, and indeed the whiskies of the world, can be both weird and wonderful in equal measure. We’ve been on the hunt for the weirdest whiskies around and have compiled a shortlist of the best and most bizarre bottles out there for a more unusual drinking experience. Slàinte!