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A Glass of Jameson Anyone?

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#33519
Fun:*** (3.02)
Difficulty:*** (2.25)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



Two professors were sitting in front of an open fire at the local university's elite Professor's Club. They were chatting about some of their new classes. During the course of their conversation, one of the professors asked the other if he would like to sample some fine Irish Whiskey while they talked.

"Absolutely! That would be splendid!"

"Waiter! Bring me a bottle of your finest Irish Whiskey please", called the Professor.

"Certainly sir", replied the waiter.

A few minutes later, the waiter returned and said, "Here you go sir. This bottle of 'Jameson' is one of Ireland's best single malt grain whiskeys. I hope you both enjoy it!"

"Thank you waiter. I'm sure we will. Can you let me look at the bottle please before you go?"

The waiter passed the bottle to the Professor. The label read:

"Jameson Genuine Irish Single Malt Grain Whisky".

Without opening the lid of the bottle or tasting, smelling or examining its contents, the Professor became very angry with the waiter saying, "This is NOT genuine Irish whiskey. It is a fraud and absolute rubbish! Take it back!"

By simply reading the label, and without smelling, examining or tasting the fluid first, how did the Professor know that the contents of the bottle was not Irish whiskey?


Answer

The Professor knew it was not really Irish Whiskey because of the difference in how the Irish spell "whiskey" (with an "e") and how the Scottish spell it - "whisky".

The label read: "Jameson Genuine Irish Single Malt Grain Whisky".

A true bottle of Irish whiskey would have read: "Jameson Genuine Irish Single Malt Grain Whiskey".

There appears to be no known reason, legal or otherwise why this difference exists.

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Comments

lorpen*au*
Oct 17, 2006

Woohoo! I'm the first one to comment. Thanks for the great teaser. I had no idea about whiskey and whisky. Good one!
OldChinaHand**
Oct 17, 2006

Our Canadian cousins also drops the 'e' on the labels of the 'water of life.' Good One.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Oct 17, 2006

Thanks guys...appreciated.
immortalone*us
Oct 19, 2006

EXCELLENT!!
SunroseAus*
Oct 19, 2006

I enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing it.
eamonca*
Oct 19, 2006

*hic* Nice one!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Oct 19, 2006

My pleasure...I'm glad you liked it.
ShadowmistAus
Oct 24, 2006

Nice job!
PhalanxAlu*
Oct 26, 2006

Well....an easy one, but I like the tale you made of it... You got a nice way of writing!
pompeybirdAen*
Oct 29, 2006

Does this make me an alcoholic as i knew it?
jazzmusician46Aau*
Oct 29, 2006

SPUTNIK2Aus*
Nov 06, 2006

clever
ChristheGreat*us*
Nov 12, 2006

Ya didn't beat the Texan, man.
akl21Aus*
Nov 19, 2006

Wow! Surprisingly, I caught that.
vikingboyAus*
Jan 23, 2007

The misspelling stood out, so I guessed that, had no idea why it was important.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jan 24, 2007

Thanks guys
AXTONAau*
Sep 28, 2007

lol - im a big jameson drinker and i had no idea. maybe thats because i drink too much.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Oct 02, 2007

mosca*us*
Mar 09, 2008

Excellent teaser! I didn't get it, but learned an interesting tidbit! (I'm not a whiskey/whisky drinker! )



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