straight whiskey

pure, unblended whiskey of 80 to 110 proof.
[1860-65, Amer.]

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  • Straight — is a term which may commonly refer to:* The quality or state of extending in one direction without turns, bends or curves; or being without influence or interruption * The personal character of displaying honesty or fairness * A poker hand… …   Wikipedia

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