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Johnson observes that Usquebaugh is "an Irish and Erse [Gael.] word, which signifies 'the water of life'." I know not how the learned lexicographer had adopted the idea of its "being drawn on aromatics," unless it had been from the occasional flavour of the peat-reek.
(5) The elixir vitae--the legendary, alchemical concoction said to provide those who ingest it with eternal life--was associated with distilled spirits, 'aqua vitae, eau de vie, usquebaugh, "the water of life"', and was, notably, a 'drug' of sorts that was a vital ingredient in such early Faustian-based Gothic narratives as William Godwin's St Leon (1799).
The history of Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century, when enterprising farmers began to distill usquebaugh - Gaelic for the water of life - from malted barley.
USQUEBAUGH A Whisky B Celtic composition C Take possession illegally who am I?