To ‘e’ or not to ‘e’!

How to spell ‘whiskey’? Or is it ‘whisky’?

Personally I’ve always spelt it with the ‘e’, only because when I learnt the phonetic alphabet in the Air Training Corps it was spelt with the ‘e’. But we’ve noticed in the shops here it’s spelt without.

The difference between whiskey and whisky is important: whisky denotes Scotch whisky and Scotch-inspired liquors; using whiskey to refer to Scotch whisky can get you in trouble in Scotland! Whiskey denotes the Irish and American liquors.

So my apologies to any Scots reading my earlier posts … from now on it’s whisky!

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