Despite what our patriotism tells us, American whiskey is not the only kind of delicious whiskey in the world. In the past few decades, the barrel-aged liquor has come a long way from being a staple in local barrooms’ poor-mans deal, which was basically a shot of well whiskey and a domestic beer can for under five dollars.
Today, however, top-rated whiskey will cost you a pretty penny. Although I still think, much to my mother’s dismay, that house whiskey is still delicious, it’s always nice to learn more about the international past time that is whiskey.
The studio at Fix created this handy infographic to help, and reminds us that whiskey is only spelled with an E in America and Ireland, and everywhere else nixes it for whisky. Although Maker’s Mark and George Dickel both spell it sans E, despite being American companies.
See how absurdly confusing that is? This is why you need this infographic in your life. All of the fine details of whiskey, from creation to international signature flavors, are listed here. Trust me, you’ll need this for the upcoming holidays, when all your relatives will gather around the table talking about whiskey.
Go forth and conquer your holiday season. You now have all the tools you need to at least sound like an experienced whiskey drinker. Just don’t be the grammar police and annoyingly remind people about the disappearing E across the whiskey spellings.