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The Difference Between Whisky And Whiskey

When I started drinking liquor I was told by the supposed old hands of the whiskey world that the only difference between whisky and whiskey was the letter "E", but the truth runs much deeper.

The spelling actually reveals where the liquor was made- if it's spelled with an "E" then it was made in Ireland or the U.S., if it's spelled without an "E" then it was made in Canada, Japan or Scotland.

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So if country of origin is important to you then check the spelling, but if you're just trying to bend your elbow with a bit of brown then forget about the spelling and drink up, because it's all good!

-Via Tasting Table

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The hostess/guide that we had at Blair Athol - her name was Sophia - she said that her husband golfed frequently with Sean Connery. One day, according to Sophia, Sean came to her home and presented her with a broken golf tee. Now, he is known for being very tight (frugal) with money. He says to her: "Sophia, would you happen to have any crazy glue?" She said "Why do you need crazy glue, Sean?" He replied: "I've broken a tee and I want to fix it."
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I visited the Dallas Dhu distillery, now a museum, about 10 years ago. It's one of the stops on the Whisky Trail. While it hasn't made whisky since 1983, it has the advantage that you can get up close to everything. Some of the machines still smelled of whisky! And at the end, there was a free shot. Even without the shot, I enjoyed the visit.
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My Nana grew up on Islay - one of the islands off the west coast of Scotland. I believe when she lived there before moving to America - 1888-1917 - that there were 12 whisky distilleries on the island. I have no idea how many are there now but it was the number one source of income on the island at the time. If you ever go to Scotland I would suggest going down the Whisky Trail on the Eastern mainland. Blair Athol (Otter River) is a distillery I visited and it was remarkable.
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