Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, made generally of charred white oak.
Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels.
Famous quotes containing the word whisky:
“The whisky on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death;
Such waltzing was not easy.”
—Theodore Roethke (19081963)