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Wormwood

A bitter extract is obtained from wormwood for flavouring liqueurs and wines.It was much used in traditional medicine as a tonic and due to its antipyretic and anthelmintic properties. It was also used in the beginning of the 20th century for making absinthe. Thujone is the active ingredient of this plant.


Whisky

Whisky may be made from malted or unmalted barley depending on the desired result. Barley is the main ingredient of Scotch and Irish whiskey whereas Canadian and American whiskies may be made from various cereals such corn, rye or barley.


Wash

A fermentable solution for alcohol production that may be of fruit, cereals or sugar.


White Lightning

Typical Moonshine from the Appalachia area, USA, made from corn and sugar.