blended whiskey

blended whiskey

noun
whiskey that is a blend of two or more whiskeys, or of whiskey and neutral spirits, and that contains at least 20 percent of 100-proof straight whiskey by volume after blending.

Origin:
1935–40

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blended whiskey

mixture of straight whiskey (that distilled from mash of a single grain) and mixed-grain whiskey or neutral spirits. Blended straight whiskey is a mixture of straight whiskeys only. Whiskeys are blended in order to achieve a uniform product with a balanced character and, generally, a lighter, somewhat less pronounced taste than that of straight whiskey. See whiskey.

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