If you’ve ever thought about investing in wine, you might also have considered investing in whisky. Before you do however, there a few terms you need to be clear about...
Is it whisky or whiskey? The short answer is that it’s both! It’s spiritual home Scotland, Canada and the rest of world use the term ‘whisky’, but America and Ireland prefer ‘whiskey’. Irish settlers took ’whiskey’ to America in the 1700’s, where the term has been used ever since.
Why do both term exist? Whisky and whiskey?
The reason for the difference is two translations of the Irish and Scottish Gaelic words for the spirit. In Scotland, it’s uisge-beatha and in Ireland, it’s Uisce beatha. Whisky and Whiskey are the anglicised forms of each.