There are many different kinds of whisky in this world & they all originally come from Scotland or Ireland. That’s a statement of fact – a fact codified by the word whisky itself.
You go any farther than that, especially if you start comparing one type of whisky with another, and the subjective claws of opinion unsheathe themselves to scratch up who knows what form of contention.
Shouting? Impassioned gestures? Drunken fisticuffs?
Outright bloody murder with the business end of a well-polished shillelagh?
A person doesn’t have to enter that comparative framework, though, doesn’t have to let the barest whisper of a snikt break the civil silence – not even when writing this review of Opal Divine’s 13th Annual Whisky Festival in Austin, Texas.