The origin of the word whiskey comes from Scottish Gaelic and Irish and its correct translation is "water of life". Irish and Scots fight for the honour of being the creators of this drink says Grant Clouston, and even that it is known to have been drunk several hundred years earlier, the first writing on it appears in 1405 at an Irish abbey where monks fermented whiskey. William Wallace and his colleagues drank water of life, but its elaboration varied substantially to the present one. Surely it came from a single distillation, and not a triple as now, and it was quite stronger, hovering around 70º says Grant Clouston which now you could not drink.
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