Is it Whiskey? Or is it Whisky?

There is some confusion as to how the word Whiskey is actually spelled. Since we needed to know for ourselves we did a little research…

It seems, that depending on where you are located or what brand of the liquor you are looking at there seems to be a very logical answer. If your Scottish, it’s Whisky. If your Irish, it’s Whiskey. Enough said, but if you want a more comprehensive understanding of the situation I would suggest reading the excerpt below.

The Scots spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, with an extra ‘e’. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. Whiskey with the extra ‘e’ is also used when referring to American whiskies. This ‘e’ was taken to the United States by the Irish immigrants in the 1700s and has been used ever since. Scotland, Ireland and America all have a rich heritage in the whisky industry.

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