Since St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend – why not focus on something even more pressing than how to cook corned beef – whiskey – or whisky?
Both spellings are actually correct, and yet it still gets me all riled up when I enter Total Wine & More!
I always seem to forget.
So here’s a simple explanation: AmErican and IrEland prefer whiskEy – and Canada and Scotland prefer no E – whisky.
According to an article on Master of Malts, Irish distillers wanted to extinguish themselves from lower quality Scotch distillers so they added E to their spelling for America exportation.
Maker’s Mark, among others prefer their ancestral Scottish spelling.