Whiskey or whisky refers
broad category of
that are distilled
from fermented grain
and aged in wooden
Whiskey’s can be made
from a variety of cereals
depending on their types
These cereals are
The process which converts barley to MALT( refer to malting process in
making of beer)
Which produces WORT (sugar solution) from ground or crushed MALT.
A process that produces WASH (a weak, crude, impure spirit)
consequent upon the introduction of YEAST in the WORT.
The process that strengthens and purifies the spirit contained in the WASH
and also separates the solids contained in the spirituous liquor.
The process that transforms the raw SPIRIT into WHISKY.
After the period of maturation the spirit is bottled to be
The different types
of whiskies/whiskeys are:
A Scotch is distilled at a Scottish distillery from water
and malted barley, to which only other whole grains may
be added, have been processed at that distillery into a
mash, and fermented only by the addition of yeast.
Matured in Scotland in oak casks for not less than three
Must not contain any added substance other than
water and caramel colour.
Types of Scotch
Single Malt Whisky
(Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, The
Macallan, Balvenie, Glenlivet,
Highland Park, Lagavulin,
Blended Scotch whisky
It is a mixture of malt
and grain whisky.
Famous Grouse, Chivas
These Whiskeys are called Bourbons
Made not less than 51% corn with
Barrels used are charred / toasted and
made of American oak
Eg – Jim beam
These Whiskeys are called
Made not less than 51% corn
with Malted barley.
Rye is also used
Barrels used are charred /
toasted and made of
Eg – Jim beam
Whiskeys are produced form a
Produces some of the world’s
richest and smoothest whiskies.
Charred in oak casks and then
filtered through a mass of
Eg- Jack Daniel’s no 7
Made from blends of different
Rye, Corn and Malted Barley
They have a reputation of being
the lightest of all classic whiskies.
Famous Brands – Canadian Club
and Crown Royal
Made from various distilled
spirits from predominantly
molasses but nowadays barley
malt is also used.
Some of the famous Indian
whiskies are : Royal Challenge,