posted on Jan, 14 2020 @ 02:02 PM
originally posted by: Gordi The Drummer
I'm surprised that you can still remember the "old" at your time of life...
Gordi The Drummer
. ...and remember... "proper" Whisky has no "e" in it.
Tsk Tsk, what is a woman to do with the likes of you?
We have had this discussion many times over the past years and I all
ways let you get away with it because it makes you feel better.
I certainly don't wish to spoil your fragile sense of superiority, as we age it is eminent that we maintain a certain degree of autonomy, especially
( OH, how I will enjoy the repercussions for this)
As for the glorious "Aqua Vitae"
Linky Dink Link from WIKI (Still can't link only copy and paste) Sorry Guys and Galls, Lads and Lassies.
The word whisky (or whiskey) is an anglicisation of the Classical Gaelic word uisce (or uisge) meaning "water" (now written as uisce in Modern Irish,
and uisge in Scottish Gaelic). Distilled alcohol was known in Latin as aqua vitae ("water of life"). This was translated into Old Irish as uisce
beatha ("water of life"), which became uisce beatha in Irish and uisge beatha [ˈɯʃkʲə ˈbɛhə] in Scottish Gaelic. Early forms of the word in
English included uskebeaghe (1581), usquebaugh (1610), usquebath (1621), and usquebae (1715).
Names and spellings
Much is made of the word's two spellings: whisky and whiskey. There are two schools of thought on the issue. One is that the spelling
difference is simply a matter of regional language convention for the spelling of a word, indicating that the spelling varies depending on the
intended audience or the background or personal preferences of the writer (like the difference between color and colour; or recognize and
recognise), and the other is that the spelling should depend on the style or origin of the spirit being described. There is general agreement
that when quoting the proper name printed on a label, the spelling on the label should not be altered.
The spelling whiskey is common in Ireland and the United States, while whisky is used in all other whisky-producing countries.
Enjoy your whisky as I will mine if I can ever afford a "proper" one again. I am too selective to endure the minor brands.
Sorry, so very nice to see you