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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North American whisk(e)y, usually bourbon, bottled after four years in cask, at 50 per cent Abv or more. Bourbon: US whiskey made from at least 51 per cent corn, distilled to a maximum of 80 per cent Abv (160 proof) and put into charred new oak barrels at a strength of no more than 62.5 per cent Abv