During a recent discussion over counting of years to make a decade, whisky got mentioned...

Jan 02, 2020,11:22 AM

I have nothing to add to the ten-year-counting debate, but I do wonder about alternative spellings of the Scottish distilled spirit.

As you can see by the level in these bottles, I don't drink that W beverage very often, but I can spell, and it appears that in the Scottish highlands and Isles it is spelled without an E. 
Not so in Tennessee where they seeem to throw extra Es into words unnecessarily. 

Here's a record of the ceremony where a immigrant may apply for Scottish citizenship:

The aftermath

A few days after this event, our group of stalwart travelers got to Glenfiddich. We were offered the free one-hour tour or the expensive five-hour intensive indoctrination in the marvels of whisky. 
Only six of us signed up for the private tasting tour, myself included. I can't remember that much of it to be honest, but we did get a few drops of anything our hearts desired.

As you can see, by the time we reaching the tasting salon, my head was a little fuzzy. Luckily we weren't allowed to drive.


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E or not

 By: pmh6000 : January 2nd, 2020-11:52
It is said the Irish inserted the e to differentiate from the Scots in their making of the spirits. Maybe maybe not. 😀

It is also said the Scots invented whisky . . .

 By: Dr No : January 2nd, 2020-12:46
. . . to prevent the Irish from ruling the world. For what it's worth, I believe that one. ...  

The Scots spell “whiskey “ “whisky “.

 By: TheMadDruid : January 6th, 2020-12:00
I don’t know how they got it wrong. As the Irish and Kentuckians know, “whiskey “ is spelled “whiskey “.

I just had to pour myself one after this post...

 By: ChristianDK : January 6th, 2020-12:51
Mine was spelled “Whisky”.... I just learned something I wasn’t aware of! That tasting tour looks like my kind of thing!