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UISGE! is the site for whisky-lovers worldwide. We are putting together a collection of information about whisky.
We have information about more than 100 distilleries,
background to the history of whisky,
tastingnotes and more. We also have an
On-line shop with excellent whisky from Hart Brothers, Murray McDavid and other expert bottlers.
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Uisge Beatha: Scots Gaelic for aqua vitae, 'water of life', from the first part of
which the word 'whisky' derives.
Uisge Beatha (:[Gaelic] That's whisk - beeth or as we now call it; whisky)
1618 - Early reference to 'uisge', being drunk at Highland chief's funeral.
(first reference was 1494, where a graindealers ledger stated the sale of barley towards the production of whisky)