Whisky or Whiskey?

It is a question I first heard in Ireland.  Our host, while introducing us to an assortment of Irish flavors asked, “Without looking at that sign over there, tell me, is whiskey spelled with an ‘e’ or without one?”

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Scottish Bonnet

Poised and proud, the Duke of Wellington sat astride horseback.  Behind him, an impressive edifice, a monument to the arts.   Completing the tableau, his bonnet; a hat, a peaked tam-o’-shanter, a crown awarded by his Scottish hosts.

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