So what is whiskey?
Well whiskey or whisky is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash or by distilling beer. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whiskey is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.
All whiskeys start out the same in how they’re made. Grain is fermented and then distilled and has to be at least 40 percent alcohol by volume once it makes its way to the bottle. Variations in barrel type, aging time, and distillation techniques are what contribute to the many different types of whiskey. The spelling, however, depends on where it’s made. The Irish use the “e” and then American-made whiskeys followed suit. Whisky spirits are ones made in Scotland, Canada, Japan or anywhere else in the world.
Pretty simple right? Wrong! There are so many different classes/types of whiskey each with their own distinguishable requirements. Before we get into that, let's tell you the history of whiskey ...
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