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Waiters' Cloth:
Cloth for using during service. It has multiple uses and a waiter should always carry one.
Waiters' Friend:
A handy fold-up corkscrew with small knife blade and leaver to assist in pulling corks.
Whey:
Whey or Milk Serum is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It is a by-product of the manufacture of cheese or casein and has several commercial uses. Whey can be fermented and is a common ingredient used in the manufacture of Baileys Irish Cream.
Whisky:
Scottish and Canadian way of spelling the "uisce beatha" ("Water of Life" in Gaelic).
Whisky is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, made generally of charred white oak.
Whiskey:
Irish whiskey maintains its additional 'e' in its spelling due to a rich and diverse history, as opposed to regional spelling differences between Ireland and Scotland (a land more commonly known as "I can't believe it's not England"). The 'e' in whiskey was one of the central goals of the Irish Revolution in 1999, with many Irish Republicans fighting for their right to consume 'whiskey' (more)
Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters:
In business since 1863, Fee Brothers produce this spicy rich tasting aromatic bitters which is made in newly emptied oak charred Tennessee Whiskey barrels. Only bottled once a year in the spring and when its done its done until the following year. (17.5% Alc/Vol). (more)
White Port:
White port is made from white grapes and can be made in a wide variety of styles. (more)
White Rum:
Also referred to as "light" or "silver" rum, in general, has very little flavour aside from a general sweetness. Light rums are sometimes filtered after aging to remove any color.  (more)
Wine:
Made from the fermented juice of grapes. If another fruit is used it appears on the label. Under 14 to 20% alcohol.
Wine Rack:
Piece of furniture with holes for holding wine bottles on their side.
Wine Stand:
Metal stand for holding ice bucket at dining room table.
Witch's Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Strega, sugar and topped with cream.XO:

"Extra Old" brandy, Napoleon or Vieille Reserve, aged at least six years, Napoleon at least four years. A rating used for Cognac and Armagnac.
XO:
"Extra Old" brandy, Napoleon or Vieille Reserve, aged at least six years, Napoleon at least four years. A rating used for Cognac and Armagnac.
Yellow Gin:

Sometimes known as "Straw Gin" is gin that has been in contact and taken its colour and characteristics from wood while aging. (more)
Żubrówka:
Known in English as Bison Grass Vodka. (more)