In one serving of 1.5 fluid ounces of 80 proof whiskey, there are 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar. Similarly, whiskey does not contain fats, sodium, or any vitamins or minerals. There are 96 calories and 13.9 grams of alcohol in one serving.
Whiskey is an alcoholic drink made from distilling different types of grains, such as rye, corn, barley and malt. The sugars in these grains are needed for fermentation. The process of making whiskey involves adding hot water to the grains for the release of sugars. After this mixture cools down, the sugars in it are converted into alcohol through the addition of yeast. The final step is the placing of distilled spirit into oak casks.
There are many different types of whiskeys, including malt, Scotch and Irish whiskey. Each type is fabricated differently and aged for varying periods of time.