Whisky vs. whiskey
It's an age-old question: Is whiskey spelled with an "e" or without? Actually, there's reason behind both spellings. But, no matter which way it's spelled, the Latin of the word whiskey ( ) means "water of life," and that's a definition everyone can agree on.
The U.S. makes whiskey (with an "e"). Here, it is a bourbon-based spirit and must be made of at least 51% corn. In fact, the name bourbon comes from Bourbon County, Kentucky, one of the main places for production of you guessed it, bourbon. Whisky (without the "e") is the Scottish spelling and therefore is a scotch. Usually, whisky consists of malted barley. However, Irish whiskey (with an "e") is also made of malted barley, but is spelled differently for . . . . fun?