World Whisky Day is fast approaching on Saturday the 19th May 2018.
As part of the build up I’m featuring a series of blogs – both old and new – over the next month focusing on a country from each letter of the alphabet – if possible – that makes whisky.
Today is H for Hungarian Whisky.
Originally posted October 2016.
BEKESI, SINGLE BARREL, SINGLE MALT WHISKY, 43%
Not a country normally associated with whisky production.
In 1956 the soviet tanks rolled in to crush a popular uprising..
The spirit in this bottle is dull and grey
A legacy of Stalinist oppression.
PS. Since writing this blog it has come to my attention a bit of Irish/Hungarian co-operation regarding the supply of used casks to the Hungarian Distillery.
I look forward to tasting future releases.