Is it whisky or whiskey? That all depends on who you ask and where the spirit originated.
– The word “whisky” is used in Scotland and refers to Scotch, which is whisky made in Scotland.
– The word “whiskey” is used in the U.S. (and other countries) and refers to American-made whiskey (a.k.a. bourbon), most often in Kentucky.
– Scotch is a spirit distilled from malted grain — especially barley or rye — while bourbon, by law, is distilled from at least 51% corn.
Whether you’re a whiskey novice or whisky connoisseur, discover more about this famed spirit with GAYOT’s Best of Lists below that cover the world of whiskies in all its forms including bourbon, scotches and ryes:
• Top 10 Bourbons
• Best Bourbons Under $40
• Best Blended Scotch Whiskies
• Best Single Malt Scotch
• Best Ryes
• Best Bourbon, Scotch & Rye Cocktail Recipes
• Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey
• The Balvenie Fifty, $32,000 limited edition