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Happy National Scotch Day! What's the Difference Between Scotch, Bourbon and Rye?

Whether its bourbon, scotch or rye, distilled spirits are hot! But, what's the difference between the three?

Whether its bourbon, scotch or rye, distilled spirits are hot! Sales were up 4.1% in 2015, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, whereas wine sales were flat. And American whiskeys are leading the pack. Their sales were up 7.8% from the previous year. Whiskey (or whisky if you're from across the pond) is made from various grains - like barley, corn and rye -- that are mashed and then aged in wooden casks. But to learn more about these trendy brown spirits, we met up with Tom Steffanci President of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, who walked us through a whiskey tasting and talked about the company's recent purchase of Redemption whiskey. TheStreet's Special Correspondent Tracy Byrnes has details from Stamford, Connecticut. 


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