Whisky or Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, made generally of charred white oak. Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels.
Whiskey can be one of the most difficult spirits to find what you actually like. There is a wide range of types, flavors and prices that make the task of choosing a bottle a daunting one.
Be careful when choosing a cheap brand of whiskey, they will undoubtedly lead to a horrible hangover if you have a bit too much. Higher priced whiskies make excellent sippers and mid-ranges are great for both sipping or mixing into your favorite whiskey cocktails.