New at Acme: Whiskey (Whisky?) Wednesday
First of all, let’s get this spelling issue taken care of. According to the site, Whisky for Everyone (which should definitely be a bumper sticker), “The Scots spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, with an extra 'e'. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. Whiskey with the extra 'e' is also used when referring to American whiskies. This 'e' was taken to the United States by the Irish immigrants in the 1700s and has been used ever since.” The distillation processes also differ slightly depending on the country of origin. Cool.
But Scotland, Ireland, and America aren’t the only ones crafting this malted magic anymore. Have you ever tried Japanese Whisky (no ‘e’- must be using the Scottish process)??
Acme Liquor now carries Kaiyo Whisky, out of Osaka, Japan.
You MUST visit their website to read about not only their unique Mizunara oak casks (the most expensive casks in the world!), but also the amazing sea journey they send their whisky on, because, as I’m sure EVERYONE knows, “It is centuries’ old knowledge that the amalgamation of the salt ocean air and a distant sea voyage enriches whisky.” (Did NOT know that.)