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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference? The short answer is yes. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about what constitutes a liquor. Liquor (also hard liquor, hard alcohol, distilled alcohol, fire water, or spirit water) is an alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruits, or vegetables that have already gone through ...


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Interestingly, both names, "whisky" and "vodka," are derivatives of the word for "water" in their respective 'languages of origin'. "Whisky" (or uisge beath in Scottish Gaelic) means "Water of Life" whereas "vodka" (водка in Russian) means "little water" - both are, in a way, 'terms of ...


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In general terms, vodka is almost pure alcohol and water, with very little inherent flavour. Whisky starts out the same way, but the final product has a very distinctive flavour (or rather many distinctive flavours, depending upon the maker). Some of the flavour comes from the fermented malted grain (the equivalent of beer), which is often infused with peat ...


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There is no general definition of what a whisky is. There are of course special kinds of whisky (Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, etc.) which are very well defined, but the simple word "whisky" can, unfortunatelly, be pretty much everything. There are "whiskies" from india, for example, that are distilled from ...


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