Whisky vs. Bourbon

By Jaxson

  • Whisky

    Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.

    Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes as well as types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels.

  • Whisky (noun)

    An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in oak barrels.

  • Whisky (noun)

    A drink of this liquor.

  • Bourbon (noun)

    A distilled from a mixture of grains in which at least 51% is barrels. Made in the United States.

  • Bourbon (noun)

    A serving of bourbon whiskey.

  • Bourbon (noun)

    A Bourbon biscuit.

  • Whisky (noun)

    a spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye

    “he poured her a stiff whisky”

    “a bottle of whisky”

  • Whisky (noun)

    a code word representing the letter W, used in radio communication.

Oxford Dictionary

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