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How many calories are in whiskey?

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There are 96 calories in 1.5 fl. oz of 80 proof whiskey. In contrast, a shot of Jack Daniels, America's best selling whiskey, has no carbohydrates and 55 calories.

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Whiskey is 40 percent alcohol by volume. It is a distilled alcoholic beverage made out of mashed, fermented grain. The differences between the various types of whiskeys is dependent on the types of grain used. Scotch whiskey is made from fermented barley, and must be aged in oak casks for at least 3 years. Meanwhile, bourbon whiskey must be made from at least 51 percent corn. Bourbon can only be labeled as such if it is made in the United States, while Scotch must be made in Scotland.

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