Whiskey, also known as whiskey, bourbon or rye, is an alcoholic spirit made by distilling the fermented mash from a variety of different grains including barley, rye and corn. It is then aged in wooden barrels to give it its flavor. It contains no carbohydrates and almost no fat, so it has a relatively low calorie count for an alcoholic beverage. This makes it a good choice for people who are following a low-carb diet.
The calorie content of whiskey varies depending on the alcohol percentage and how it is consumed. On average, a 1.5 ounce glass of whiskey will have around 105 calories. However, the calorie count will increase if it is mixed with other ingredients or in a cocktail.
As a general rule, any liquid that is high in sugar will have more calories than one without. This is because the body has to work harder to break down the sugar, so it will store any excess as fat. This is why drinks such as cola, fruit juice and soda can lead to weight gain in association with drinking.
The good news is that a single shot of whiskey has very few calories. So, if you are watching your calories you can enjoy a whisky neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water to dilute it. Just bear in mind that consuming any type of alcohol will slow down how the body breaks down and burns carbohydrates, so it is best to limit how much you drink.