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Whisky Glossary

Whisky Glossary and Definitions

Unlike wine, for example, whisky is not really about mystification, but it does bring its own jargon. Any unusual terms you are likely to come across are described and defined in this section.


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Also known as heads. The first spirit to come off the spirit still. The foreshots are high in alcohol (75-80 per cent abv), contain too many volatile compounds, and are re-distilled.


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