Jamie Dettmer recalls long lunches with the Iron Lady at the Savoy Hotel—the whisky, the flirting, and the strong-arm tactics.
Our grandfathers, bartenders, and those seeking to break from the mainstream drink bourbon, scotch, or whisky.
All of the whisky used in both types of scotch must be matured in Scotland and aged for a minimum of three years in oak casks.
If scotch whisky is a mountain stream, then Japanese whisky is a still pool.
In the meantime, the band ended the ceremony with a whisky toast and a rousing rendition of the Irish standard “Wild Rover.”
The pillows were there, so was the whisky, but no one touched it.
Masters placed the whisky within reach and left the room silently.
Cigars and cigarettes, whisky and soda, appeared as though by magic.
A bottle of whisky and a jug of water were on the table in front of them.
whisky, cartridges, rifles and machine gun ammunition were brought in in large quantities.
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.