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    No 'e'

    Now I kinow that Irish Whisky, singular, and Scotch Whisky, singular, are properly spelled without the letter 'e'. But I had a thought lst night (I hate it when that happens...) - do we want to leave out the 'e' in the collective noun; describing them as 'whiskis' instead of 'whiskies'?
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    Re: No 'e'

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Now I kinow that Irish Whisky, singular, and Scotch Whisky, singular, are properly spelled without the letter 'e'. But I had a thought lst night (I hate it when that happens...) - do we want to leave out the 'e' in the collective noun; describing them as 'whiskis' instead of 'whiskies'?
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    Re: No 'e'

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Now I kinow that Irish Whisky, singular, and Scotch Whisky, singular, are properly spelled without the letter 'e'.
    Actually the Irish spell it with an e.
    As in Jameson Irish Whiskey, Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey, etc.
    Just the Scotch, Maker's Mark and George Dickel drop the e.
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    Re: No 'e'

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Actually the Irish spell it with an e.
    As in Jameson Irish Whiskey, Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey, etc.
    Just the Scotch, Maker's Mark and George Dickel drop the e.
    Old Forester too, allegedly to honor the Browns' Scottish heritage.
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    Re: No 'e'

    Actually, the Irish spelling is Whiskey.

    Perhaps the proper plural for the Scottish variety should be "Whiskiis" or "Viskiiz" or "Physkiiss"
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    Re: No 'e'

    Jefferson's also drops the "e" on both their standard and reserve 'expressions.'
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    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: No 'e'

    The general rule-of-thumb: if there's an 'e' in the spelling of the country (America, Ireland), there's an 'e' in their whiskey. No 'e' (Scotland, Canada), no 'e' in their whisky.

    'Course, if you're related to Frank and Jesse James, you break them rules.

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    Re: No 'e'

    The plural of whisky is whiskies. The plural of whiskey is whiskeys.

    I've written about the spelling thing ad nauseum. Suffice it to say that it is no different, and no more significant, than the difference between "tires" and "tyres."

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    Re: No 'e'

    Cork Distillers used to spell its Irish whisky without the e too.

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    Re: No 'e'

    Quote Originally Posted by brockagh View Post
    Cork Distillers used to spell its Irish whisky without the e too.
    what?! Now I don't know what to think!
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