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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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Bourbon House carries 400 whiskeys in total; more than 230 are American whiskeys.
New Delhi [India], Oct 26 (ANI-NewsVoir): The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, hosted the 'Great American Whiskey Experience', a one-of-a-kind tasting session at the Bootlegger in Bangalore.
American whiskey's popularity has altered the landscape dramatically.
There's no question that American whiskey is the big trend right now.
Indeed these are boom times for American whiskey makers, a golden age for brown spirits connoisseurs and an ideal opportunity for new customers to delve into the category.
There is a cadre of American whiskeys so singular in design and composition that they defy typecasting.
Also added into the mix are cocktails, which give American whiskey another way to shine.
From 2013-14, Canadians have fallen to less than six percent in the category, whereas flavored has increased slightly to 13 percent, and domestics maintain 40 percent.' She points out that in her market, the resurgence of American whiskey, (especially flavors), has diminished interest in Canadian whiskies.
"There has been an amazing and truly unprecedented resurgence in straight rye," says Susan Wahl, Senior Brand Manager for American Whiskeys at Heaven Hill.
"The younger end of that spectrum is the Whiskey & Cola crowd; the older end is the Old Fashioned drinkers." Batch carries over a dozen American whiskeys, priced $8.50 to $15 for a 114-oz.
It seems especially true for the American whiskey category, which according to Beverage Information Group grew an impressive 3.0% to 15.7 million 9-liter cases in 2011.
Doc Crow's lists 171 American whiskeys on the menu, priced from $5 to $66 for a 2-oz.

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