Whether you’re waiting to order a cocktail or picking a bottle for this weekend’s get-together, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to spirits. There are plenty of bottles to choose from, all of varying shapes and sizes and housing different liquids. Some are easy to tell apart. When it comes to whisky vs vodka, the colour of the spirit alone separates them.
But what about those darker spirits; brandy, rum and whisky? This is where things can get a bit trickier, especially if you’re only just starting to experiment with these drinks. At first glance, they can appear similar next to one another on a shelf. But they all have distinct characteristics that make them wonderfully different from each other.
So, if you’ve ever pondered the difference between brandy and whisky, or questioned whether it’s rum or whisky you want for your summer cocktails, this guide will help clear things up.