Crossword clues for whisky
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Whisky \Whis"ky\, Whiskey \Whis"key\, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.] An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
Bourbon whisky, corn whisky made in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Crooked whisky. See under Crooked.
Whisky Jack (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jay ( Perisoreus Canadensis). It is noted for its fearless and familiar habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter beneath. Called also moose bird.
Whiskey \Whis"key\, Whisky \Whis"ky\, n.; pl. Whiskeysor Whiskies. [See Whisk, v. t. & n.] A light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also tim-whiskey.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context chiefly UK and Canada English) An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels. 2 (context chiefly UK and Canada English) A drink of this liquor.
n. a liquor made from fermented mash of grain [syn: whiskey]
Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn (maize), rye, and wheat. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.
Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels.
Whisky (Scottish English; otherwise whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage.
Whisky or whiskey may refer to:
Whisky is an Uruguayan tragicomedy film directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll and released in 2004. The film stars Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, Ana Katz, and Daniel Hendler. It has very sparse dialogue and the three principal actors play very straight roles showing little emotion. It was premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it won a Prix du Regard Original Award.
Usage examples of "whisky".
If mi mates ivver tempt me an get me to rooam, Aw sup pop when awm aght an sup whisky at hooam.
A bomb aimer was sick in the bar after drinking whisky mixed with rum.
Jamie had planned on visits only to the two Cherokee villages closest to the Treaty Line, there to announce his new position, distribute modest gifts of whisky and tobaccothis last hastily borrowed from Tom Christie, who had fortunately purchased a hogshead of the weed on a seed-buying trip to Cross Creekand inform the Cherokee that further largesse might be expected when he undertook ambassage to the more distant villages in the autumn.
He wanted to destroy them all, so that he would feel less lonely, and, in order to penetrate this absence with his annihilating presence, he left the jeep behind at a forgotten township where a green track ended and an ancient whisky priest sat all day in the ruins of a forsaken church brewing fire-water from wild bananas and keening the stations of the cross.
There was an opened quart of a very fine whisky in the cupboard, and Bingo looked at it speculatively.
He found a tin can --- possibly left in a leaky boat before its final boist to the davits --- and gave her a drink, to which he had added a few drops of the whisky.
Liethe hive at Kaiel-hontokae had been built within the buhrstone walls of an old whisky cellar.
After two sober nights, I inquired if there was anything to drink on board and Chi promised to buy a bottle of whisky from the sailors.
It had all ended up with gulping the last drops of whisky with Chi in my cabin and with an immediate subsequent collapse.
Hey for the mill and the kill, The garland and gear for my cogie, Hey for the whisky and yill, That washes the dust frae my craigie.
Tournay and Comber looked at each other, nodded formally to their respective lords, and returned their attention to the whisky decanters.
Before that there had been wild enough stories--accounts of mysterious trips to Tibet, the African interior, the Arabian desert, the Amazon valley, Alaska, and certain little-known islands of the South Pacific, plus claims of having read such monstrous and half-fabulous books as the prehistoric Pnakotic fragments and the Dhol chants attributed to malign and non-human Leng--but nothing in all this had been so unmistakably insane as what had cropped out that June evening under the spell of the whisky.
Oleg, his contact, sat opposite him in a dowdily covered chair, a tumbler of malt whisky balanced on its wide arm.
These latter played euchre in the smoking room day and night, drank astonishing quantities of raw whisky without being in the least affected by it, and were the happiest people I think I ever saw.
The smoke of a single cigaret may contain as much furfural as two ounces of whisky.