Whiskies known around the world as either Whisky Scottish spelling or Whiskey the Irish spelling.
The first written account of Whiskey appears in the Irish annuals of Conmanoise in 1405. Where it was written the head of the clan died after “Taking a surfeit ( excessive amount ) of Aqua Vitae ( water of life)” at Christmas.
Later Whisky was mentioned in the Exchequer rolls. When king James IV of Scotland gave a large quantity of malt to Friar John Cor in 1494 to make Aqua Vitae.
The name Whisky is derived from the Gaelic “uisge beatha” or “usquebaugh”, meaning water of life. Thus the Latin “Aqua Vitae”. Today whiskies are produced by many people around the world. Collected and enjoyed by so many more..