What is Whiskey Made from?

Whiskey can be made from a variety of things – barley, rye, wheat, you name it! What all of these ingredients have in common is that they are grains. Regardless of the type, whiskeys are all made from a fermented grain, then distilled to a maximum an alcohol content of about 90%, and are then added to water. Whiskeys age in wooden casks, and while wood is not technically an ingredient, the type of cask can account for more than half of a whiskey’s flavor!