Whiskey – or Whisky?


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.

(dramtherapy graphic)


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