Scottish Words; Whisky Quiz Answers:

You were asked to choose the word most associated with whisky from eight sets of four choices. If you decided to have a whisky for each answer you got wrong that is nothing to do with me.

  • The answer. – This wee dram of whisky will indicate each word I think is most associated with whisky in my quiz.
  • Nappie – foaming, strong (ale).
  • Lippie – a glass filled to the brim with drink.
  • Cairry-oot – drink bought for consumption elsewhere.
  • The answer. Dochan dorus – a wee dram at the doorstep before you go (don't drink and drive, look what happened to Tam O Shanter).
  • Wee heavy – a strong beer usually sold in small bottles.
  • The answer. Half n half – small whisky and a half pint of dark beer.
  • Ram-stam – the strongest kind of ale, drawn from the first mash.
  • Brogart – a drink of ale and honey.
  • Red biddy – a drink made by mixing cheap red wine and methylated spirits. Moderation in all things and, with luck, maybe you will never have to taste it.
  • 80 shilling – harks back to classification of the strength of beer based on price per cask. (20 shillings to one UK pound in the1950's.) (0.02 Euro would equal 1 shilling if any were legal tender now (2003).)
  • Scuds – foaming beer with a head.
  • The answer. Dram – a 'small' drink of whisky. A finger or two usually. Out of Scots artists I'd visit a sculptor, all others have slim fingers.
  • Ginger – Iron bru, Scottish fizzy drink made from girders.
  • Adam's wine – drinkable water.
  • Skoosh – lemonade or any fizzy drink.
  • The answer. Mountain-dew – whisky, from an illicit still.
  • Mutchkin – quarter of a pint Scots, three quarters of a pint imperial, 0.43 of a litre.
  • Tappit-hen – a type of decanter, of a standard measure.
  • The answer. Peaser – a draught of whisky.
  • Nebfu – a small amount, a drop.
  • Pundie – a measure of beer, given free to workers in the brewery.
  • Inkie pinkie – a weak beer.
  • Tassie – a goblet for spirit based drinks.
  • The answer. Toddy – a medicinal drink made from whisky, hot water, sugar, and, if you want to be really health conscious, lemon juice. To the Recipe.
  • Stovies – potatoes, onions and scraps of meat cooked up in a pot. Best served with oatcakes and milk. To the Recipe.
  • The answer. Athole Brose – a potent drink made from whisky, honey and oatmeal. To the Recipe.
  • Skirlie – oatmeal and onions fried in a pan. Moist with a slightly crunchy texture suits me. To the Recipe.
  • Porridge – oatmeal or rolled oats boiled in salty water with options of milk and some honey and perhaps nutmeg. Can be ambrosia of the gods or rubbery prison food. Depends on the cook. To the Recipe.
  • Het – hot.
  • Bile – boil.
  • Dreep – drip.
  • The answer. Foreshot – whisky from the lightest alchohol which, obviously, is driven off from the still first.

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