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whis·ky

, whiskey (wis'kē),
An alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented mash of wholly or partly malted cereal grains, containing 47-53% (or higher) by volume of ethanol, at 15.56°C; it must have been stored in charred wood containers for not less than 2 years. Grains used to produce whisky are barley, maize, rye, and wheat.
[Gael, usquebaugh, water of life]

whiskey

, whisky (hwĭs′kē)
A distilled alcoholic liquor made from grain. The alcohol present is ethyl alcohol.
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In addition to being a brilliant marketing play, this is a sure sign that the premium and super-premium side of the American whiskey business is humming along nicely despite the country's economic woes.
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But along with Bourbon have risen the other American whiskeys, especially Tennessee and most remarkably, rye.
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Over the last year, Diageo s momentum in American Whiskey has accelerated with both flagship and new-to-world brands.
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So, how are American whiskeys different from Scotch?

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