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Whiskey Whispers: Unveiling Our Whiskey Collection

Glasses of whiskey sitting on top of a wooden table

Today, whiskey is enjoyed by people worldwide and continues to be a beloved spirit with a rich and storied history. Despite the many variations in the whiskey-making process, one thing remains constant: the passion and dedication of those who produce it. At Fenway’s favorite country bar: Loretta’s Last Call, our goal is to share the best variations of whiskey and spread the passion put into making it. Now, allow us to dive into the history of whiskey, the various types of whiskey, and what Loretta's Last Call has to offer the whiskey enthusiasts of Boston! 

History of Whiskey

Whiskey has a rich and fascinating history that spans several centuries. Its origins are believed to date back to the ancient civilizations of Babylon and Mesopotamia, where fermented grains were distilled to create a potent spirit. However, the first recorded production of whiskey was in Ireland in the early 15th century, where it was known as uisce beatha or "water of life."

Over time, the whiskey-making process has evolved significantly, with new techniques and technologies being developed to improve the quality and consistency of the spirit. The process typically involves the fermentation of grains such as barley, wheat, and rye, followed by distillation to separate the alcohol from the water and other impurities.

Types of Whiskey

There are many different types of whiskey, each with its own unique flavor profile and characteristics. The type of whiskey produced depends on the grains used, the distillation process, and the aging process. Here are some of the most popular types of whiskey we carry at Loretta's Last Call


Scotch whiskey is made in Scotland and is typically made from malted barley. It is known for its smoky flavor, which comes from using peated barley during the malting process. Scotch must be aged for at least three years in oak casks and is typically bottled at a strength of 40-46% ABV.


Bourbon is a type of American whiskey that is made primarily in Kentucky. It is made from a mash bill that contains at least 51% corn and is aged in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years. Bourbon is known for its sweet, smooth flavor and is often enjoyed neat or in cocktails.

American Whiskey

American whiskey is a type of whiskey that is made in the United States and includes several subcategories. The most popular subcategories of American whiskey include Bourbon, Rye, and Tennessee whiskey. It is known for its diversity and range of flavors and is enjoyed by whiskey lovers worldwide. Whether you prefer the sweet, smooth flavor of Bourbon or the spicy kick of Rye, there is an American whiskey out there for everyone.

Irish Whiskey 

Irish whiskey is made in Ireland and is typically made from a blend of malted and unmalted barley. It is distilled three times, which gives it a smooth, mellow flavor. Irish whiskey must be aged for at least three years in oak casks and is typically bottled at a strength of 40% ABV.

Our Whiskey Selections

While there are many other types of whiskey, these are some of the most popular and well-known. Each type of whiskey has unique characteristics and flavor profiles, making it an excellent choice for whiskey lovers who enjoy exploring new and different spirits. Please take a look at all the whiskey we serve at Loretta's today, and don't forget to check out our divine southern-inspired cuisine, too!

Try the Best Whiskey Selection in Boston

At Loretta’s Last Call, we offer our customers the best selection of whiskey in Boston! Our vast collection of whiskey includes Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, American whisky, Irish whiskey, Canadian whisky, and Japanese whiskey. Our team has conducted the research and the evolution of whiskey-making to ensure we carry a variety of whiskey with unique characteristics to maximize your enjoyment. If you want to taste some of the best whiskey in Boston, visit Loretta’s Last Call in Fenway! Explore our whiskey menu online, or take a leap and book a reservation today! Contact our team at (617) 421-9595 or book your table through our website. We look forward to greeting you soon!