Question: What is the difference between the different kinds of alcohol ( Example, Vodka, Whisky, etc. ) ?

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  1. Great question. Basically all of these things contain lots of ethanol, but what makes them taste or smell different relates to other, minor components which have different aromas. There is a difference in the initial fermentation to produce the ethanol (and other components), then there’s a difference in the distillation process, then some spirits might be aged in oak, and others may be flavoured. Vodka (a white spirit) is fairly neutral without a lot of flavour, whereas whisky is made from a different starting material, different distillation process, and is aged in oak (as are other “dark” spirits), leading to more flavour and aroma. Both these things may have a similar ethanol (alcohol) content but are completely different products.



  1. Cool. I heard that it heats up your body fast.