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 S for Spanish Whisky.
Spain is synonymous with summer holidays, glorious sunshine, golden sands, blue seas & plenty of sangria.
But I found something else on a recent trip there.
Destilerias y Crianza del Whisky S.A. – or DYC Whisky to be short.
It all started back in 1958 as an alternative to the usually dearer imported whiskies and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Beam Suntory.
I had the pleasure of picking up their standard bearer DYC Selected Blend for only 11 euro and found it stood up very well against a range of other flagship big name blends.
A 12 year old DYC Single Malt also went down very well after procuring a bottle via the Barrique store in Aachen.
When I get back down to Spain – or if anyone is down there now and wants to bring me back a present – I’ll be checking out the entire DYC range of blends & malts.
Thanks to Beam Suntory for the use of the DYC Whisky image.