Whisky (Scottish English and British English) or whiskey (Irish English and American English) is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is aged in wooden casks, made generally of charred white oak, except that in the United States corn whiskey need not be aged.
While the exact origins of whisky are unknown, its existence was first documented in Ireland and Scotland in the 15th century. Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wood. Indian whisky is an exception, wherein grain fermentation is not a requirement and the most common basis is fermented molasses. The requirement for aging in wood is also not entirely universal.
Kirsten is getting married tomorrow (to a Chelsea fan! what are the odds!) and I will be fulfilling my bridesbutler duties (ie standing still for half an hour and then getting drunk.) This game will probably suck and posting will be light this weekend. Everyone have a happy New Year, and thanks for making this website worth all of the effort. January could be fun! Probably not. But it could be!