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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I stand corrected

Sunday I was saying that, if it's Scotch, it's whisky. I sent the Public Editor of the NYT an email saying exactly that.

Here's their reply,
To: "Fausta"
Subject: 8/21 OPE Response Re: Venezuelas Cup Runs Over, and the Scotch Whiskey Flows
From: "Public/NYT/NYTIMES"Alert
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:44:54 -0400

Dear Fausta Wertz,

Thanks for writing. I thought you might like to see the paper's stylebook entry on "whiskey":

whiskey(s). The general term covers bourbon, rye, Scotch and other liquors distilled from a mash of grain. For consistency, use this spelling even for liquors (typically Scotch) labeled whisky. Also see alcoholic beverages.

Joe Plambeck
Office of the Public Editor
The New York Times

Note: The public editor's opinions are his own and do not represent those of The New York Times.
Wait until the Scots hear that one.

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At 2:28 PM, Blogger Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

After reading this, I need a drink.

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Salud, SC&A!

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Scotchblog said...

Good catch and good follow-up. I'll be mentioneing this in the next few days over at The Scotch Blog.


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