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whisky

a spirit made by distilling fermented cereals, which is matured and often blended
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In Middle Ages Scotland, the local brew, which we now call whiskey, was aptly dubbed usquebaugh ("water of life").
As for an idealized picture of Scotland that was to develop in the nineteenth century, centred on scenery, wildlife, legends, and whisky, there are several entries: glen, loch and usquebaugh, but also warlock and second sight:
In Webster's play The Devil's Law-Case, which was written only shortly after New Characters, a surgeon jokes about a murder being legitimate: 'Why, 'tis no more than should I go and choke an Irishman, that were three quarters drowned, with pouring usquebaugh in's throat' (3.