1GRHydro started as a branch of Whisky. The name Whisky is due to Tom Goodale, who pointed out that the in the original Gaelic uisge beatha (from which Whisky is derived) meant water of life. This name was chosen at a free and fair democratic ballot at the EU Network meeting in Southampton that gave the right answer thanks to a little bit of help from the authors of the code after some slight irregularities on the part of certain specialists in strange stars.