Whiskey (or whisky) is a type of distilled spirit made from fermented grain mash. The type of grain used and the process used to make the whiskey determine the specific type of whiskey.
Common grains used to make whiskey include barley, corn, rye, and wheat. The grain is mixed with water, yeast, and other ingredients, then fermented to produce a type of beer called “wash.” The wash is then distilled to produce a high-proof alcohol, which is then aged in oak barrels to give it its distinctive flavor and color.
The length of aging, the type of barrel used, and the geographical location all affect the final flavor and character of the whiskey. Some popular types of whiskey include Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and Canadian whiskey. Each of these types has its own unique flavor profile and production process.
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