- whiskey (used especially for Scotch or Canadian whiskey).
- an alcoholic liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley, rye, or corn, and usually containing from 43 to 50 percent alcohol.
- a drink of whiskey.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter W.
- made of, relating to, or resembling whiskey.
Origin of whiskey
Examples from the Web for whisky
The Speyside distillery is famous for taking only the finest cut of spirit for its whisky.The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Whisky
December 16, 2014
But it really summed up to me what the brand represents and, also, what whisky can do.
You will find a site that matures close to 200,000 casks of whisky.
That was a great place for a whisky lover to be behind the bar.
Reid planted a flag, ready to make his mark in the world of whisky, backed by ambition and a gorgeous piece of land.
And to his astonishment there was none of the shocking effect of his first drink of whisky.
Macdougal sat before the door, his metal flask of whisky beside him.
A friend and a tent, a jug of whisky and a lot of jolly good tobacco.In the Midst of Alarms
Of course a full supply of the great staple--whisky--was kept.Cleveland Past and Present
Presents to Indians to consist chiefly of arms, ammunition, and whisky.
- a spirit made by distilling fermented cereals, which is matured and often blended
- communications a code word for the letter w
- the usual Irish and US spelling of whisky
Word Origin and History for whisky
1715, from Gaelic uisge beatha "whisky," literally "water of life," from Old Irish uisce "water" + bethu "life." The Gaelic is probably a loan-translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae, which had been applied to intoxicating drinks since early 14c. (cf. French eau de vie "brandy"). Other early spellings in English include usquebea (1706) and iskie bae (1580s). Distinction between Scotch whisky and Irish and American whiskey is a 19c. innovation. Whisky sour is recorded from 1889.