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Whiskey or Whisky Facts


We spell Scottish and Canadian whisky without the e and the others as whiskey

To 'e' or not to 'e', that is the difference! When it comes to spelling, only refer to Scottish/Scotch whisky or Canadian whisky without the ‘e.' If its origins are rooted elsewhere, opt for whiskey.

Whisky starts its life as beer

A deliciously true story. Whisky is made from 'wort', which is the 'beer' that gets distilled. In fact, wort is made out of all the ingredients that you would find in a glass of chilled beer - water, yeast and malts. Moreover this process is used to prevent unwanted pests.

The word whisky means 'water of life'

Whisky comes from the Gaelic word which reads ‘uisge beathe ’, which translates as ‘water of life’. It later came to be pronounced as ' uski' , which then turned into whisky! Need we say more?

The angel's pinch

Approximately 2% of whisky gradually evaporates through the barrels each year. This is famously known as the angel's share and is closely knit with customs in some places.