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, 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]


, whisky (hwĭs′kē)
A distilled alcoholic liquor made from grain. The alcohol present is ethyl alcohol.
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It is great to be a part of this evening, whipping up quick and delicious cocktails with some of my favorite spirits American Whiskeys such as Bourbon, Rye and Tennessee Whiskey," said Lama.
There's no question that American whiskey is the big trend right now.
Brown-Forman's American whiskey portfolio also includes Old Forester, Jack Daniel's and Early Times.
Historically, rye whiskey has been the ultimate expression of classic American whiskey style, and we at Heaven Hill Distilleries were one of only three remaining producers to keep the style alive during the years when rye was overshadowed by other whiskeys," said Kirstin Jackson, brand manager.
With so many American whiskeys on the market, it's a good time to branch out from your comfort zone.
She points out that in her market, the resurgence of American whiskey, (especially flavors), has diminished interest in Canadian whiskies.
We're seeing a lot of traction for these non-Bourbon American straight whiskeys because I think consumers and mixologists are discovering a lot of great variety and slightly different tastes and flavors that you can get from these other American whiskeys," Kass says.
Batch carries over a dozen American whiskeys, priced $8.
Doc Crow's lists 171 American whiskeys on the menu, priced from $5 to $66 for a 2-oz.
I've been giving American whiskeys a lot more shelf space over the past year.

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