What Are Whisky Liqueurs?

A Liqueur is a spirit base (whether vodka, rum, whisky, neutral grain spirit, or whatever else) flavored with natural (or unnatural?) flavorings like nuts, herbs, spices, and especially sugar. Liqueurs form the sweetener of a great many classic cocktails, and add interesting flavors to new, inventive drinks. A whisky liqueur is, simply, any sweetened or flavored spirit that starts with a whisky (or whiskey) base. Whisky liqueurs are really meant for mixing, and I doubt anyone would recommend drinking them neat at room temperature.