Strength: 40% ABV (80 proof)
Blended whiskey: a blended whiskey is the product of blending different types of whiskeys and/or neutral grain spirits (i.e., rye, malt, or wheat). This allows for a lower priced product, though expensive “premium” varietals exist.
Most blended whiskeys do not list an age, although the regulations governing it in some countries specify a minimum aging requirement.
All spirits in a Canadian, Scottish, or Irish whiskey must be aged at least three years, and any age statement refers to the minimum age of the spirits used in the blend. In the United States, the age statement only refers to the minimum age of the straight whiskey used within the blend (which must comprise at least 20% of the content). As neutral spirits are not considered whiskey, they need not be aged at all for the production of U.S. blended whiskey.