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Paddy Whisky / Whiskey Sign

Postby Whiskey Bar » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:58 pm

I've seen a few of these in the recent past and I've wondered if they were factory issued? And why the incorrect spelling?

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Re: Paddy Whisky / Whiskey Sign

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:13 am

That's the real deal. There are a few around.

The spelling is correct too. Paddy was spelt without an "e" until the 70's. In fact Midleton & Hewitts were spelt Whisky too.
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Re: Paddy Whisky / Whiskey Sign

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:08 am

Yes as Will says, Cork had a great tradition of spelling whisky with out the e.

The spelling with an e was basically a modern standardisation by IDG (Now IDL) when they had the monopoly on the production of Irish Whiskey.
It was decided that to differentiate Irish from Scotch was to introduce Irish Whiskey to the world by emphasizing that all irish whiskey was spelt with an e.

An Old Paddy Blend


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An Older Cork Distillers Co label

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But It wasn't just Cork Whisky ...

We also have examples of Dublin Whisky

See this DWD Lable

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Re: Paddy Whisky / Whiskey Sign

Postby TheWhiskeyBro » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:48 pm

Paddy Whisky without the "e" continued until around 1976.
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Re: Paddy Whisky / Whiskey Sign

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:07 am

Paddy released a centenary bottle in 2013 and they spelt it without the E.
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