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10 Whiskey Terms That Everyone Should Understand

For over two centuries, whiskies have been mainly aged in wooden barrels.  The wood absorbs some of the more unpleasant aspects of the whisky distillate (such as sulfur), and, in return, imbues the liquid with flavors unique to itself. However, during the process of aging whiskey and because of the porous nature of wood barrels, a small percentage (roughly 2%) of every barreled whiskey batch is lost annually. Traditionally, it was believed that this whiskey evaporated up to the heavens,  thus, it was coined the “Angel’s Share.”

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