Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Whisky or whiskey? 
I think it looks a bit more distinguished with an 'e'. 
Can whiskey be sophisticated? I prefer to think it can be. At least I spell it that way. 


  1. Just FYI...

    Whisky for Scotch Whisky, and Whiskey for Irish Whiskey.

    The word whisky (Scottish) or whiskey (Irish) is an anglicisation of the Gaelic word uisce|uisge (pron. ush-g(k)ee) meaning water. Distilled alcohol was known in Latin as aqua vitae = "water of life". This was translated to Gaelic as Irish: uisce beatha and Scottish Gaelic: uisge beatha = "lively water" or "water of life". Early forms of the word in English included uskebeaghe (1581), usquebaugh (1610), usquebath (1621), usquebae (1715).