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Old January 11, 2011, 02:59 PM
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Scotch, whiskey and whisky

My Scottish friends tend to use "whisky" and I've seen Americans writing "whiskey"... and most non-native English speakers, write "Scotch".

Does this correspond to how these words are actually used?

And are "Scotch" and "whisky" words for exactly the same beverage? (like those smoked and non-smoked varieties, for example?)

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My Scottish friends tend to use "whisky" and I've seen Americans writing "whiskey"... and most non-native English speakers, write "Scotch".

Does this correspond to how these words are actually used?

And are "Scotch" and "whisky" words for exactly the same beverage? (like those smoked and non-smoked varieties, for example?)

Thank you!
No they are not synonymns. Scotch is whiskey made in Scotland. There's Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey, American whiskey. Whiskey is a tawny distilled liquor made from grain and aged in barrels. I honestly don't know the correct spelling of the word. It may be whisky.
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Thank you, Poli, it makes sense.
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The correct spelling is whisky for Scotch, whiskey for Irish, and bourbon for American.
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Absolutely - and whiskey for Canadian Club (rye)...
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Fantastic! Thank you all!
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The correct spelling is whisky for Scotch, whiskey for Irish, and bourbon for American.
Whiskey is the spelling for American.

Jack Daniels is a Tennessee Whiskey.
Jim Beam is a Bourbon Whiskey. (from Kentucky)

Bourbon is a type of American Whiskey. (Bourbon County, Kentucky)
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Thanks, Awaken.

Is there a variety of smoked Bourbon as there is smoked whisky?
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Segun lo que había probado, todos los boubones tienen un sabor ahumado y en mi opinión más fuerte que escoches. Si quiere probarlo, es mejor tomar los con agua o hielo. No sé lo que piensan los otros foreros, pero a mí el wisqui canadiense tiene el sabor más agradable o sea menos complicado que los de Escosia.
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Según lo que he probado, todos los boubones tienen un sabor ahumado y en mi opinión más fuerte que escoches el escocés. Si quieres probarlo, es mejor tomarlos con agua o hielo. No sé lo que piensan los otros foreros, pero para mí el wisky canadiense tiene el sabor más agradable o sea menos complicado que los de Escocia.
¡Gracias por la recomendación, Poli! Voy a buscar algún bourbon y algún whisky canadiense para probarlos.
He probado dos o tres marcas escocesas, una de ellas era un whisky ahumado violentísimo que no me gustó nada, pero el anfitrión estaba muy orgulloso de servirlo en su casa.
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