Whiskey, or whisky, is made from the fermented mash of grains, such as barley, rye, corn, and wheat. Most whiskeys are produced in Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States. Traditionally, Canadian and Scotch whiskies are spelled without the "e".
The flavor and quality of a whiskey is dependent on many factors: the type(s) of grain used, water source, how and how many times the whiskey is distilled, and how long and on what kind of barrels the whiskey is aged. There are several thousand brands of whiskey available, all with a different taste and quality. The taste and quality may even be different from one vintage to another.
There are three main American whiskey types:
In addition to American whiskey, other major whiskeys include Scotch, Irish whiskey, and Canadian whisky (see related ingredients).
Used in the following 59 drinks:
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