Whisky

whisky

An alcoholic liquid obtained by the distillation of the fermented mash of wholly or partly malted cereal grains, containing 47 to 53% by volume of C2H5OH, at 15.56�C; it must have been stored in charred wood containers for not less than 2 years. The various grains used in the manufacture of whisky are barley, maise, rye, and wheat.

Origin: Gael, usquebaugh, water of life

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