What Is The Difference Between Whiskey And Whisky? — Men's Society

What Is The Difference Between Whiskey And Whisky?

To E Or Not To E

The main difference betwen the two is literally just the spelling. In Scotland, it's spelt whisky (no e) and in Ireland the e is used. That's because Scotland and Ireland traditionally used different variations of the Gaelic language (the language that the word comes from. America uses an e because the spirit was taken over to them by the Irish.

Different Recipes

Obviously, there are exceptions to these rules. So treat this as a guide. Typically, Scottish whiskys use barley dried with peat and very rarely mix the barley with other grains. In Ireland and America, barley isn't used as commonly and grains are often blended.

Not so much a difference because of the spelling, more the distilling traditions of the various countries.

Whiskey Stones

Whiskey Stones are a great alternative to ice. Drop them in your whiskey, or any tipple, to chill your drink without diluting.

Made from 100% Soapstone, which harbours less bacteria and fewer impurities than ice. These whiskey stones can be reused time and time again, just wash and freeze again in their bag.