Types of Whiskey
Whiskey (or whisky if it’s from Scotland or Canada) is the water of life, or at least that’s where it gets its name. It comes from the Gaelic phrase Uisge Beatha, shortened to Uisge, you know—whiskey. Whiskey is made from grain (typically barley, corn, rye or wheat), distilled in wood barrels, and it contains at least 40% ABV (alcohol by volume). That’s just the start, though—check out what makes each type unique.
Made famous in Kentucky, bourbon is America’s whiskey. Bourbon is known for having sweet undertones (it’s made mostly from corn) and a full-bodied flavor (from the oak-charred barrels in which it’s distilled). If you’re looking for a distinct taste, try bourbon or its close cousin, Tennessee whiskey. Explore bourbon & Tennessee whiskey