What's the Alcohol Content of Whiskey & Bourbon?

Learn the alcohol content of whiskey and bourbon from the experts at NYC's Rye House in this Howcast video.

The alcohol content of whiskey generally runs from about 40 percent alcohol by volume or 80 proof in the American system up through, say, 66 percent alcohol by volume for some of the higher proof brands. It’s a nice, efficient way to take your ethanol if you’re not one of those club-hopping rocket soda creeks. And that’s a quick rundown of the alcohol by volume content of whiskey.