Whiskey/Whisky — 2 Comments

  1. I was always taught that the extra e in whiskey came after whisky started being made in the States, particularly in Kentucky. So whenever I see whiskey in a European historical, it kind of takes me out of the story. But I have no proof for my beliefs, so don’t take my word for it!

    • That’s interesting, Libby! I wonder when the Irish added the “e”? Supposedly Old Overholt rye (an American brand)dates to 1810, so the “e” dilemma could have existed during the Regency period.