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Whiskey is a spirit that is distilled from fermented grain mash, just as brandy is distilled from fermented fruit mash or fruit juice, and tequila from fermented agave juice. Although grain distillation dates back millennia, whiskey production rose to prominence in Renaissance Europe. Ireland and Scotland—as well as Canada, Kentucky and Tennessee—are known for distinctive varieties of whiskey.

Read the buying guide for whiskey.