06/14/2013 11:36 am ET Updated Nov 11, 2013

Whiskey Facts You Should Know (INFOGRAPHIC)

In recent years, whiskey has become one of the fastest-growing categories of alcoholic beverages. So fast, in fact, that some distilleries are struggling to keep up with demand.

But despite the spirit's growing popularity, we suspect there's a thing or two most people don't know about it. Like, per se, the difference between whiskey and bourbon. (All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.) Or that water is the only add-in ingredient allowed during the production of bourbon. (Beside a base mash of grain.)

Learn more about whiskey in the below infographic.

Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.

This story appears in the special July 4 issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, June 28.

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