Scotch whisky (plural form “whiskies”) is a dark spirit made from malt and/or grain and is produced in Scotland. The naming attributes come from the Gaelic word “whisky,” meaning “water of life.” Scotch dates back to the 15th century, with the earliest record of distillation being on June 1, 1494 in the Excequer Rolls, Scotland’s auditing documents for Royal revenues.
The document states that by order of the King, a Friar was to make aqua vitae [Latin for “water of life”] from “VIII bolls of malt.” Other legends lend to the belief that whiskey was introduced to Scotland by Ireland back in 1405, well before it is introduced in any Scottish documents. After the spirit was introduced to Scotland, they eliminated the “e” in the word “whiskey” to differentiate it from its foreign relatives.
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