light whiskey

light whiskey

n.
A light-colored, mild-flavored whiskey that is between 80 and 95 percent alcohol by volume and is aged in old or uncharred oak casks.
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"We let the barrels do the aging--not as much work as with Bourbon, but we use twice-used light whiskey barrels."
* Blended whiskey is produced by blending select straight whiskies with grain spirits or light whiskey. Twenty percent of the blend must be straight whiskey.
These years also saw the creation of light whiskey. Introduced with much hoopla, touted for its smooth character and meant to appeal to women and young adults, light whiskey never really caught on with the public.