Whisky (or whiskey) is a distilled spirit made from fermented grain mash. There are multiple varieties of whiskies which are based on various grains such as barley, maize, rye and wheat. In malt whiskies, these grains are also malted. After distillation whisky is usually aged in wooden barrels or casks. Types of whisky include single malt whisky, blended malt whisky, blended whisky, cask strength and single cask.
In Scotland, the home of many renowned whiskies, whisky is traditionally drunk neat at room temperature or with a little bit of water. Although many people drink their whisky on the rocks, whisky experts claim that this diminishes flavour by numbing taste buds and melting quickly. Whisky is also incorporated in various cocktails including Manhattan, Old Fashioned and Whisky Sour.
The alcohol content of whisky is typically between 40% and 70% alcohol by volume.
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