Whisky vs. Whiskey

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  • 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.

  • Whiskey (noun)

    A liquor distilled from the fermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley).

  • Whiskey (noun)

    A drink of whiskey.

  • Whiskey (noun)

    The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  • 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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