Saturday Snippets …12th June 2021…Whiskey or Whisky?



Welcome to Saturday Snippets where I indulge my whimsy and my passions… maybe a tune or two…something which has caught my eye this last week…just anything out of the ordinary or extraordinary…

For the last two weeks, I have taken inspiration from something I have read or watched… this week thanx to Jim of Bordens Blather and a very interesting bather it was…Thank you for the inspiration, Jim x

My chosen theme…Whiskey or is it Whisky?

  • Whisky (no e) refers to Scottish, Canadian, or Japanese grain spirits.
  • Whiskey (with an e) refers to grain spirits distilled in Ireland and the United States.

Using the incorrect form of the word whiskey is a mistake that will largely pass unnoticed unless you count liquor aficionados among your readers. Then you’ll take some flak because whisky and whiskey might refer to the same kind of spirit, but they shouldn’t be thrown around without care…Ooops


Not really a discussion I wish to get into as they both look the same…but before anyone comments I know they don’t all taste the same…

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot…I think most of us have heard of that term…but where did it originate?

The phrase Whiskey Tango Foxtrot comes from the NATO phonetic alphabet, also known as the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), a universal phonetic alphabet that has been used by militaries across the world since the mid-20th century.

In order to account for both background noise and the fact that some letters can sound-alike (M/NB/P, etc.), the NATO phonetic alphabet substitutes every letter for a distinct word. The word for W is WhiskeyT is Tango, and F is Foxtrot.

Shortened to WTF…which has been used since at least 1985, where it appeared in a Usenet post by Jay Fields. By the end of the 1980s, the military-style Whiskey Tango Foxtrot appeared online as a variation of this euphemism.

It’s unclear if this version originated within the US military, but it was certainly adopted by them somewhere along the line.

Probably because it was a sly way to sneak in a cuss word without censors realizing it, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot made a few notable appearances in pop culture: serving as the title of Ashley Gilbertson’s 2007 Iraq war memoir, a 2011 Scandal episode, and a 2013 NCIS episode.

However, the phrase truly hit the mainstream with the 2016 release of the comedy film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey.

Whiskey Frisky is also a squirrel who is featured in a children’s song…

Someone who makes whiskey is called a “Distiller”

The famous Cutty Sark also has a connection to Whisky…

In 1923 British wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd decided to develop a new whisky for American drinkers. They named it after the clipper ship which had just docked in London and had hit headlines all over the world – the Cutty Sark. 


A truly beautiful cutter lovingly restored and now open to the public…

Let’s have some music…

Last week we had stiletto cupcakes and this week as it’s a whiskey that compliments both sweet and savoury recipes…plus cocktails and chasers…so versatile…A family favourite here is Irish Cream over ice…

Irish cream

Chocolate Whisky Brownies sound delicious as does a rich whiskey glaze with a blue cheeses cheeseburger …or, it’s apples, it’s crispy with whiskey, what more could you want in a winter dessert? Find the recipe here!

Key ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Irish whiskey
  • Irish oatmeal

Do you have a favourite recipe that includes whisky you would love to share? Mine is a whiskey Sour…


For whisky enthusiasts ...Then this whisky library is a must to visit…tucked away in the Vagabond Club, Singapore it is a must to visit for whisky enthusiasts…boasting old-world glamour it looks beautiful just the place to sit and sip…either Whisky or Whisky…

One last tune…Then its time to say see you soon x

That’s all for Saturday Snippets…I hope you all have a great weekend…xx



28 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets …12th June 2021…Whiskey or Whisky?

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  2. petespringerauthor

    Great theme this week. My first drink was a whiskey sour. I like a lot of Thin Lizzy songs. Whiskey brownies sound tempting. We’re flying home from a family reunion today. We had a seven-hour delay due to problems with the aircraft to start the day. We thought we’d be home tonight, but instead, we’ll be getting off this flight at midnight with a four-hour drive tomorrow. The airports are back to being crazy busy.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete…That sounds like fun(not) airplane delays but I’m sure you had a great time which is good…I like a lot of Tin Lizzy too it was toss up between their version and Metallicas but they won…Brownies always sound good don’t they its boring old banana muffins coming out of my oven today have so many bananas to use up…Have a restful Sunday when you get home and a great week ahead 🙂 x

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  3. D. Wallace Peach

    Chocolate whiskey brownies? Yum. I rarely drink, Carol, but I do like an occasional whiskey. 😀 And I like cooking with alcohol. It adds such a rich and interesting flavor. Thanks for the fun post!

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  4. Clive

    A good reminder of how not to upset the Scots and the Irish, Carol, even though I never touch the stuff! Great to hear Thin Lizzy again, though for me they were never the same after Phil Lynott passed away. I saw them live in his time – he really commanded the stage x

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  5. Jim Borden

    thanks for the mention, Carol. I’ve never understood the differences between whiskey, scotch, or bourbon. And I just assumed that whisky and whiskey were the same exact drink. I’m just a beer guy. And what a great performance by Thin Lizzy, and fits in perfectly with this post. I’ve never heard of Whiskey Meyers, but that was also a good song.

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  7. beetleypete

    I have never been much of a whisky drinker, though I have been know to do damage to a bottle of Jack Daniels, which is of course a very different drink. 🙂
    I can’t count how many times I have been on The Cutty Sark as a child. I could walk to Greenwich in 20 minutes from where I lived, so it was a regular place to go. The last time I was there, it had been damaged by fire, and was closed to visitors.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes I don’t mind a drink of Jack sometimes…I like a good bourbon…Lucky you, Pete I bet you enjoyed that as a child …I hope you have a great weekend 🙂 x

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  8. OIKOS™-Editorial

    Thank you for the saving explanation of the terms “whiskey” and “whiskey”! 😉 The entire posting is a very illuminating work, Carol! Sometimes it can be really dangerous to use terms incorrectly. Lol
    Thank you again, and have a beautiful weekend! Michael xx

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