American Whiskey Types

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Now that we know the history of whiskey, it is also vital that we know the types of American whiskey. Different types of whiskey are mostly differentiated by the type of grain used in the mash to make it and how they were aged.

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T Y P E S O F A M E R I C A N W H I S K E Y Now that we know the history of whiskey it is also vital that we know the types of American whiskey. Different types of whiskey are mostly differentiated by the type of grain used in the mash to make it and how they were aged. Bourbon whiskey the mash has to contain at least 51 percent corn and must be aged in newly charred oak barrels. Rye malt whiskey the mash must contain at least 51 percent malted rye. Corn whiskey the mash must contain 80 percent corn and not aged. However if it is aged it must be aged in used barrel. Wheat whiskey the mash must contain at least 51 percent wheat. Rye whiskey the mash must contain at least 51 percent rye. Malt whiskey the mash must contain at least 51 percent malted barley. www.thequasifylife.com

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