The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whisky \Whis"ky\, Whiskey \Whis"key\, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge
water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha
whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.]
An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc.,
especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In
the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize,
rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made
from malted barley.
Bourbon whisky, corn whisky made in Bourbon County,
Crooked whisky. See under Crooked.
Whisky Jack (Zool.), the Canada jay (Perisoreus
Canadensis). It is noted for its fearless and familiar
habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the
winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter
beneath. Called also moose bird.
[1913 Webster] Whiskyfied