Tuesday, May 28, 2013

whisk(e)y

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. 

2 comments:

  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).

    :)

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