How does the change of seasons affect your eating and drinking pattern? As the southern hemisphere moves into Autumn and our northerly neighbors enjoy the smells and sounds of Spring, our patterns of consumption change. One of the aspects of the cooler weather that I enjoy is an inclination towards a glass of neat whisky. Now that could be a Whisky or Whiskey depending on what we have in the cabinet and how the mood takes me. Do you know where Whiskey or Whisky come from? Would you like a clue to remember the answer to this question at your next dinner party or trivia night? Scotland, Canada and Japan don’t have “e” in their name or on their Whisky labels. On the other hand, Ireland and the United States have “e” in their names and on the labels of their brown spirits that contain mashed grains which have been through the distilling process. OK, we’ve sorted that out! Oh wait…… what about the plural? Well, more than one whisky becomes whiskies and more than one whiskey becomes whiskeys. So bartenders, commit that to memory in order to provide impeccable customer service and product knowledge beyond the mediocre when next your customers decide to debate which is correct. When you are looking for that perfect drink to wind down after a big shift, settle in for a dram of whisky or a shot of whiskey and don’t touch that bottle of evil black soft drink! Just an ice cube (or not) and perhaps a dribble of pure filtered water (or not). Good Health!