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Whisky vs. Whiskey?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GlockinNJ, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. GlockinNJ

    GlockinNJ

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    What's the difference? :dunno:
     
  2. MrsKitty

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    I think the "e" is Irish.
     

  3. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

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    Whisky is better than whiskey. :supergrin:
     
  4. norm357

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    Who cares? I drink bourbon. :whistling:
     
  5. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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  6. OGW

    OGW NRA, SAF

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    Bulleit calls their rye "whiskey." I call it great.
     
  7. trashcat

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    Without the e is scotch whisky, everything else is (irish/canadian/bourbon/etc) whiskey.
     
  8. eyesnorth

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    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    I disagree.

    Maker's Mark is one fine bourbon.
    Notice the label:

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  10. trashcat

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    I agree Maker's Mark is a nice bourbon but it really should be spelled with the e. It used to be whisky was scotch and whiskey was irish but then other people started making whiskey like the Americans and Canadians we used the Irish spelling.

    http://grammarist.com/usage/whiskey-whisky/
    http://whiskeyreviewer.com/2011/08/whiskey-vs-whisky/

    However they're pronounced the same and it's really only important if you're Scottish and somebody refers to your whisky as whiskey. Nobody makes that mistake any more because the Scotch have kilt the transgressors.
     
  11. samuse

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  12. 8-Ball

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    Bingo!

    Less thinky more drinky.
     
  13. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070829235736AAI3vrO
     
  14. concretefuzzynuts

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    "ey" is more European, "y" is more American.

    or vise-versa......

    Too much whiskey or whisky.....
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    I've tried Makers Mark... not impressed.
     
  16. eyesnorth

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    Yup..that's the "spirit". :whistling:
     
  17. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    I think they were just being old-timey about it. Its probably changed over the years.

    and I went thru a pint of it this weekend twen running into an old acquaintaince and some beach time.

    MAN does it go good with diet 7-up and lots of ice, when you're on a sunny beach!
     
  18. Alchemy

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    I think that you could say moreso than not that alcohol,
    especially whisky is an acquired taste. I don't drink the
    stuff anymore and I have never tasted Maker's Mark.

    Everyone is an individual and taste varies accordingly.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  19. eruby

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    Double bingo!

    if it were spelled wiskee, if I liked it, I'd drink it
     
  20. Wwwildthing

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    Countries that have E&#8217;s in their names (UnitEd StatEs and IrEland) tend to spell it whiskEy (plural whiskeys).

    Countries without E&#8217;s in their names (Canada, Scotland, and Japan) spell it whisky (plural whiskies).