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'''Aqua Vitae''' was the [[period]] term for simple distilled [[liquor]] such as [[whiskey]] or grain [[alcohol]].  It was typically used for [[medicine|medicinal purposes]], but could be consumed as a recreational beverage.  Being of enormously high alcohol content (as high as forty-percent) it was best consumed in small doses.
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'''Aqua Vitae''' was the [[period]] term for simple distilled [[liquor]] such as [[whiskey]] or grain [[alcohol]].  It was typically used for [[medicine|medicinal purposes]], but could be consumed as a recreational [[drink|beverage]].  Being of enormously high alcohol content (as high as forty-percent) it was best consumed in small doses.
  
Aqua Vitae is [[Latin]] for ''water of life'', which is comparable to the Gaelic roots of the word [[whiskey]], "''ou-skye''", which also translates as ''water of life''.
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Aqua Vitae is [[Latin]] for ''water of life'', which is comparable to the [[Gaelic]] roots of the word whiskey, "''ou-skye''", which also translates as ''water of life''.
  
In the [[Kingdom of Ealdormere]], "Aqua Vitae"  is typically used as a synonym for ''Jagermeister'', the brand name of a flavourful blend of grain alcohol and herbs held in high esteem by certain [[SCAdian]]s.
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In the [[Kingdom of Ealdormere]], "Aqua Vitae"  is typically used as a synonym for ''Jagermeister'', the brand name of a flavourful blend of grain alcohol and [[herb]]s held in high esteem by certain [[SCAdian]]s.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:58, 8 June 2007

Aqua Vitae was the period term for simple distilled liquor such as whiskey or grain alcohol. It was typically used for medicinal purposes, but could be consumed as a recreational beverage. Being of enormously high alcohol content (as high as forty-percent) it was best consumed in small doses.

Aqua Vitae is Latin for water of life, which is comparable to the Gaelic roots of the word whiskey, "ou-skye", which also translates as water of life.

In the Kingdom of Ealdormere, "Aqua Vitae" is typically used as a synonym for Jagermeister, the brand name of a flavourful blend of grain alcohol and herbs held in high esteem by certain SCAdians.