Our Brands

A Unique Portfolio Defined by Strength and a Good Sense of the Market.

The Borco product range

  • Aniseed

  • Aquavit

  • Cachaça

  • Champagne/Sparkling Wine

  • Cognac / Armagnac / Brandy

  • Fruit Brandy and Calvados

  • Gin / Jenever

  • Jagertee

  • Kümmel

  • Liqueur

  • Mezcal

  • Pisco

  • Port / Sherry

  • Rum / rhum

  • Tequila

  • Vodka

  • Whisk(e)y

  • Non-alcoholic

  • Blended Scotch Whisky

  • Bourbon Whiskey

  • Canadian Whisky

  • Irish Whiskey

  • Rye Whiskey

  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Whisk(e)y

Whether it’s whisky or whiskey – whisk(e)y is one of the most versatile and interesting spirits in the world. Neat, but also in cocktails.

  • Dalmore Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky
    Dalmore Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky
  • Dean’s Finest Blended Old Scotch Whisky
    Dean’s Finest Blended Old Scotch Whisky
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Fettercairn Scotch Highland Whisky
    Fettercairn Scotch Highland Whisky
  • Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch
    Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch
  • Old Canada
    Old Canada
  • Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky Bottled-in-Bond
    Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky Bottled-in-Bond
  • Teeling Irish Whiskey
    Teeling Irish Whiskey

Production & Origin

Whisky or Whiskey. Both are correct. 

Even today, there has still been no agreement as to whether whisk(e)y is of Scottish or Irish origin. However, there are many indications that the inhabitants of the green island are entitled to claim this privilege. One thing that is certain is that the word „whisky“ is an English corruption of the Gaelic word „uisque beatha“ (water of life).

The Big Four: Scotland, Ireland, the USA and Canada

The word whisk(e)y basically describes a spirit made from grain mash. The most famous whisk(e)y-producing countries are Scotland, Ireland, the USA and Canada. Their respective whisk(e)ys often differ greatly. This is explained firstly by the different raw materials used, secondly by the different production processes and thirdly by the respective climatic conditions.

Scotch Malt Whisky is made exclusively from malted barley. Apart from that, all types of grain can be used to make whisk(e)y. In America this is mainly corn, in Canada rye and corn, in Scotland and Ireland once again primarily barley. The spelling is also different. Scotch and Canadian are spelled only with a „y“ – whisky, whereas Irish and American are spelled „ey“ – whiskey. Exceptions prove this rule. The reasons why have been lost in the mists of time.

A portfolio that spans the globe

A distinction can also be drawn between Single Malt and Blended Whisk(e)y. Single Malt Whisk(e)y is mainly associated with Scotland and refers to a distillate of malted barley that comes from a single distillery. Blended Whisk(e)y refers to a mixture of more than one distillate from different distilleries.  By law, a blended whisk(e)y in Scotland can also have added neutral alcohol as well as flavourings and colourings.

Our BORCO portfolio includes many different whisk(e)ys from all over the world. Find out more about the production and the special local characteristics of this intense spirit in our texts that deal with the individual whisk(e)y categories, and in our brand descriptions. 

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