• Cepas de Loro: Pisco Puro Muscatel

    2 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Depending on one's perspective, it's either through hilariously misleading irony or outright false advertising that many of the world's great liquors derive their English names from various native words for a somewhat more wholesome liquid: water. Whisky comes from the Scots Gaelic uisge-beatha , meaning “water of life”, which is in turn a calque of the Latin aqua vitae. This older Latin phrase inspired the names for liquors in several European languages, such as eau de vie in French and akvavit in Swedish. The Russians are even more bald-faced in their deception: vodka is a direct...
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