Learn What All Those Confusing Whiskey Label Terms Mean With This Guide

Learn What All Those Confusing Whiskey Label Terms Mean With This Guide

Whiskey can be a little intimidating, especially when you don't know terms like "single-barrel" and "blended." Or what the difference between "whiskey" and "whisky" is. This simple glossary can help you out.

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If you've ever been walking down the liquor aisle in your local grocery store and eyed the whiskey bottles in bewilderment, Emily Bell at VinePair is here to help. Bell gathered the most confounding terms you'll find on whiskey bottles and explained them so you'll always know what's being poured into your glass (or flask). For example, location and preference is all that determines whether there's an "e" in the word whiskey, "single malt" means it all came from one distillery, and the term "small batch" doesn't necessarily mean much at all (except for some bourbons). Whiskey can be challenging, but also very rewarding if you manage to find out what you like. You can find the complete guide at the link below.

How to Decode Any Whisk(e)y Label [VinePair]


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