Dry sherries have less sugar than cream sherries do. Cream sherry is made by combining dry sherry such as oloroso or amontillado with a very sweet one made from Pedro-Ximenez grapes.Know More
Sherry is a Spanish wine. After the wine has fermented, it is classified according to the robustness of its flavor and aroma. It is then fortified with a distilled wine called destilado and aged in oak casks according to the solera system. This system adds complexity to young wines by aging them in casks that previously held older wines. The mature casks are rotated through the batches of younger sherries.
Sherry is ultimately categorized according to how it is aged and under what conditions. For example, amonitillado is covered with yeast at the beginning of the aging process to keep it from oxidizing. Later, the yeast is removed, and the sherry is exposed to air. Oloroso, on the other hand, is aged longer and allowed to oxidize throughout the aging process. Although amontillado and oloroso have about the same sugar content, oloroso has slightly more alcohol.
The Pedro-Ximenez sherry mixed with amontillado or oloroso to produce cream sherry is said to originate with a vine introduced by a German soldier. Pedro-Ximenez is the Spanish translation of that soldier's name.Learn more about Liquor & Cocktails
Silver and gold tequilas are two of the five different types of tequila. Silver tequila is clear in color and usually not aged, although it can be aged up to 60 days. Gold tequila is gold in color because flavorings have been added before it was bottled. Gold tequila is also usually not aged.Full Answer >
Single-malt scotch is the product of one distillery, while a double-malt scotch is a blend of two or more distilleries. Any scotch can come from multiple batches or barrels, but being classified as single-malt simply means it was sourced from one location.Full Answer >
One difference between sherry and port is that port begins as partially fermented red wine that's mixed with brandy that still has some grape sugars. When the red wine is added, the fermentation stops. Sherry is allowed to complete its fermentation. True port comes from Portugal, with the best quality from the Douro region. Sherry comes from Spain, with the best being from the area between Cadiz and Seville.Full Answer >
Jack Daniel’s is a Tennessee whiskey, and Jim Beam is a Kentucky bourbon. Tennessee whiskies are only produced in Tennessee, and the procedure is defined by law. Although bourbons are produced in any state, Kentucky bourbons are only produced in Kentucky.Full Answer >