You may already know that:
Jack Daniels - (is manufactured in USA)
Canadian Club - (is manufactured in Canada)
Jameson - (is manufactured in Ireland)
Suntory - (is manufactured in Japan)
No doubt these distilled spirits each have a distinct taste; however, are you aware of their other big difference?
Some distilled spirits are labeled Whiskey while others are label Whisky. Huh! you say. And if that's not confusing enough - the plural of Whisky is Whiskies while the plural of Whiskey is Whiskeys:
There appear to be four basic reasons for the different spelling between Whisky and Whiskey. I generally cite reason # 3, even though it is not 'always correct'. The reason I use it is because its so simple and it amazes people.
Here is the reason I often cite:
The vast majority of distilled spirits labeled Whisky are produced in countries that do not have a an E in their name like Japan, Canada and Scotland.
The vast majority of distilled spirits labeled Whiskey are produced in countries that do have an E in their name like the United States and Ireland.
Don't believe me? Check it out.
Jack Daniels - (American)
Canadian Club - (Canada)
Jameson - (Ireland)
Suntory - (Japan)
Do you have a better explanation or a different reason for this difference (Whiskey vs Whisky)? Please do us all a big favor and post your reason in the comment section so we can all learn something new.