Trifextra Week Fifty-Three: Whisky

“Whisky! Make it a double!”

“That’s not a very ladylike drink.”

“Perhaps you’ve never met a real lady.”

“True, perhaps what you really need is a strong knight, not a strong drink.”


—–33 words—–

For the weekend prompt we’re asking for exactly 33 words of dialogue.


Whisky vs. Whiskey

Scotch & Canadien: Whisky

US & Irish: Whiskey

While I do like the Irish Whiskey, the Scottish variety is may favorite so we’ll drop the “e” here.

Irish, Scotch, Bourban, and Canadian

Country of Origin Ireland “Irish” Scotland “Scotch” USA “Bourbon” Canada “Rye”
Principle Flavouring Unmalted Barley Malted Barley Corn Rye
Number of Distillations 3 2 2 1, 2 or 3
Blend of Pot Still, Grain Whiskey and Pot malt whiskey Pot malt whiskey and Grain whiskey Mixed cereal/grain whiskeys Mixed cereal/grain whiskeys
Stills used Pot still and Column still Pot still and Column still Column still only Column still only
Maturation 3 years minumum 3 years minumum 2 years minumum 3 years minumum
Oak Barrels Used charred bourbon, sherry & port Used charred bourbon, sherry & port New charred Used charred bourbon
Colour Medium Varies on blend/Malt Darker Lighter
Smell Perfumery Smokey Peaty Sharp Delicate
Taste Roundness Sweet/Dry Sharp/Woody bitter Grainy

25 thoughts on “Trifextra Week Fifty-Three: Whisky

  1. atrm61 says:

    Hmm..a debatable point that a real lady does not like whiskey/whisky -well,she definitely did not need a strong knight (like him?);-)I don’t drink,so I would not know anything about it but nice informative chart attached:-)

  2. Jennifer says:

    I bet I know what she says next.

  3. joetwo says:

    I’ve known women who drink whiskey but I doubt very much they can be described as ‘Ladies’!

  4. lumdog says:

    I’m filling in the blanks for the next words. Could be some form of encouragagement but I wouldn’t bet on it. Enjoyed the Whiskey analysis. I’m a bourbon drinker. 🙂

  5. muZer says:

    And they both sit and discuss about their lady/knight stance!:-)

  6. Jeanna says:

    I’m not a huge fan of whiskey due a bad night spent with Jack but I really enjoyed your take on the prompt along with the extra info provided. Things I never knew!

  7. Libby says:

    Nice dialog! I am just north of Kentucky, and have been thinking of going down there for a whiskey tour! So, I bookmarked your info so I will know what I am tasting 😉

  8. deanabo says:

    I enjoyed this!

  9. barbara says:

    if you knew some of the “ladies” I know. . . . set ’em up, Joe. 🙂

  10. jannatwrites says:

    Fun dialogue…can imagine what comes next 🙂

  11. Being Canadian, I have to vote for C.C.. The teacher in me appreciates the comparative chart. The writer-wannabee in me enjoyed the bar banter very much. Thanks. Great post for a Friday night!

  12. Draug419 says:

    Cute exchange (:

  13. vivinfrance says:

    strong knight or long night? or a combination of the two? I only drink whisky in a hot toddy when I have a cold. My Scottish husband is appalled.

  14. Corinne says:

    You can still be a lady and drink good whisky. Darn right.

  15. oscarjamieson says:

    Great piece, I’m a scotch man myself, though the lady there sounds like she may drink any of us under the proverbial table. Well done!

  16. Ha ha! I like it. Also: whisky.

  17. Love the Whiskey table, and ladies can too drink whiskey! And I hope he was invited to an unpleasant and overly warm place.

  18. Christine says:

    I’m guessing the lady’s next words aren’t terribly lady-like. 😉

  19. Bee says:

    This made me really mad at that stupid guy! What a … 😉

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