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22/06/2016

Whiskey or whisky? The origin of the words

The word "whiskey" appeared in the early eighteenth century as the Gaelic translation of the Latin word aqua vitae for "water of life". In the Celtic language, it is called uisge beatha, although the use of this term finds its roots several centuries ago. Although the distillation of whisky goes back to the ancient Celts, the first written references date back to the late...