Cask Cartel Presents an All-You-Need-to-Know Whiskey Guide for Your Next Order

Cask Cartel Presents an All-You-Need-to-Know Whiskey Guide for Your Next Order

What type of whiskey do you prefer? There’s scotch, bourbon, Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey and Japanese whisky -- are you sure you know which one you’d enjoy the most? Whether you’re seeking the perfect gift or just love whiskey so much that you want to explore the differences,’s Holiday Gift Guide presents a versatile array of all the types of liquor you’ll want to be trying. But first, we’ll start with a quick all-you-need-to-know about the whiskey selections you’ll be deciding between. As America’s largest online premium liquor marketplace, Cask Cartel knows a thing or two about what bottles are must-tries and which bottles will make for a memorable gift. With online mobile-friendly ordering and doorstep delivery, Cask Cartel makes it easy to expand your palate and liquor knowledge with the world's most sought-after bottles along with classic favorites available from the comfort of your home.

Chivas Regal Extra Scotch - Scotland

Scotch is made in Scotland and is considered the top tier of tasting profiles for whiskies. Primarily made with malted barley, scotch also includes other grains, corn and wheat in its process. Single-malt whisky is made with 100% malted barley, and meets many regulation requirements to receive proper acknowledgement in the scotch world. As the newest member to the Chivas family, Chivas Regal Extra Scotch is the most rich and intense Chivas. The blend of extra sherry-cask-matured whisky results in a sweet and fruity experience. Discover an exceptionally rich and generous Chivas blend and serve this show-stopping beverage at your next friends and family gathering. The palate offers tasting notes of ginger, vanilla and pear followed by hints of almond and cinnamon in the finish, all whilst upholding the bold flavors of Chivas Regal Extra. Strathisla is the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Own the flavor of true scotch with Cask Cartel, Hollywood’s most trusted online premium liquor store marketplace.

Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon Straight - USA

When the USA was first colonized by Europeans, there was an abundance of rye, hence America’s rye whiskey homage. Following rye, corn was soon the leader of Kentucky bourbons and later became a staple of American distilling. The range of US whiskeys is big and bold, whether the drink of choice is unregulated moonshine or highly regulated bourbon, but Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon Straight is about as versatile as they come. Released in 2019, this Texas Pot Still Bourbon is made with roasted blue corn, Texas wheat and rye and aged for 24 months. Texas Whiskies have always prided themselves on big flavors, and Balcones is no different. Aged in charred oak barrels, this Pot Still Bourbon maintains a full bodied palate with a soft, memorable finish. Linger in dry spice and sweet tasting notes with Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon. This bottle is now available on Cask with easy mobile-friendly ordering and delivery. Keep this holiday season patriotic with Cask Cartel’s premium selection of American-made spirits.

Baileys Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur Whiskey - Ireland


Considered the birthplace of whiskey, Irish whiskey dates as far back as the 6th century AD. While it might be most similar to scotch in terms of regulations and requirements, Irish whiskey is primarily made with barley. It is smooth and less sweet than American bourbon, boasting distinctive tasting notes that are easier to consume than traditional scotches and bourbons. Whether serving coffee or some hot chocolate, Baileys Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur is the perfect twist on Irish whiskey. Baileys Salted Caramel presents rich aromas of toffee, vanilla and caramel with a creamy palate of Baileys Irish Cream. Still preserving distinct whiskey notes, the Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur compliments your warm or caffeinated beverages. This Baileys Liqueur might even have you ditching other desserts options to solely enjoy sipping on its smooth creamy finish. Order your bottle of Baileys Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur through and enjoy quick doorstep delivery.

Canadian Club 1858 Whisky - Canada

Canadian whisky is muddled in the tasting profiles of Prohibition and rye. As the American Prohibition came to fruition, the Canadian production demand boomed. In fact, Canadian whiskies were the leading supplier for American speakeasies throughout the prohibition era. Rye was one of the few crops capable of surviving Canada’s harsh winters. Canadian whisky is still considered “rye whisky” even though they’ve expanded their process to include corn alongside rye. There is now less of an emphasis on rye in Canadian whisky terminology, much like American whiskey is both rye and corn based. Canadian whisky maintains a smoother palate consistency than other leading whiskey types, making it enjoyable for people who may not have a proper appreciation for whiskey tasting profiles. Try a bottle of Canadian Club 1858 through and you’ll really understand the differences. Originally created in 1858, this whisky is from one of the largest Canadian whisky distributors globally.

Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky - Japan


What might come as a surprise to those who haven’t tried Japanese whisky, it’s actually the most similar palate to whisky’s premium star, scotch. The Japanese process of distilling almost perfectly mimics the process of making scotch, down to the smoky tasting notes and stricter regulations. The most distinct differences between Japanese and Scotch whiskies is the bottle shapes and Japanese whisky’s versatile bottle sizes. Try Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky through’s Holiday Gift Guide for a perfect intro to Japanese whisky. The palate is filled with tasting notes of grapefruit, green grapes, peppermint and thyme, leading to a subtly sweet and spicy finish. For those that consider themselves whiskey lovers and connoisseurs, they should best be familiar with Japanese whisky. Give the gift of a versatile selection with Cask Cartel.

So what main pointers should you take away from this guide? Scottish, Japanese and Canadian distilled liquor is considered whisky while American and Irish bottles are whiskey. Yes, the little letter “-e” is a good difference to know when approaching those all-you-need-to-know basics. If you love American bourbon, maybe stick with it. There’s not much of a comparison, but Canadian whisky might be the most similar to what you’re used to enjoying. But Canadian and Irish bottles are smoother and less bold than American bourbons, so you might want to give them a try. Scotch and Japanese whisky remain the smokiest and call for a more sophisticated palate. Overall, a good whiskey is a good whiskey, regardless of its origin. With’s array of unique selections found in the Holiday Gift Guide, it’s easy to select favorites for both gift-giving and collecting for your personal enjoyment. Make your liquor shopping easy with Cask Cartel’s mobile-friendly online ordering and doorstep delivery.

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