Stained Glass Molecule – Whisky (Uisge – Water of Life)

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Description

Description

The word whisky is an anglicisation of the Classical Gaelic word uisce (or uisge) meaning “water” (now written as uisce in Irish Gaelic, and uisge in Scottish Gaelic). Distilled alcohol was known in Latin as aqua vitae (“water of life”). This was translated to Old Irish as uisce beatha (“water of life”), which became uisce beatha in Irish and uisge beatha [ˈɯʃkʲə ˈbɛhə] in Scottish Gaelic. Early forms of the word in English included uskebeaghe (1581), usquebaugh (1610), usquebath (1621), and usquebae (1715).

The art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland no later than the 15th century, as did the common European practice of distilling “aqua vitae” or spirit alcohol primarily for medicinal purposes. The practice of medicinal distillation eventually passed from a monastic setting to the secular via professional medical practitioners of the time, The Guild of Barber Surgeons. The earliest Irish mention of whisky comes from the seventeenth-century Annals of Clonmacnoise, which attributes the death of a chieftain in 1405 to “taking a surfeit of aqua vitae” at Christmas. In Scotland, the first evidence of whisky production comes from an entry in the Exchequer Rolls for 1494 where malt is sent “To Friar John Cor, by order of the king, to make aquavitae”, enough to make about 500 bottles.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don’t accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can’t be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can’t accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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I go to great lengths to accurately describe and photograph my work, so that customers can be confident when buying. However, in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, I will refund your money once item has been safely returned. Thank you

Shipping policies

Purchases within the UK are normally posted via 1st class Royal Mail, are if going overseas are sent using Royal Mail airmail with tracking
All glass is very well packaged for the journey, so please buy with confidence!

Additional policies

All Quantum Soup stained glass is handcrafted to a very high standard, and will be carefully checked to ensure it is in perfect condition before posting

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