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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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Cask strength
Whisk(e)y bottled at the alcoholic strength at which it aged in cask, without being diluted with water to 40 per cent abv. In practice most is very slightly reduced in order that strength may be consistent.


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