creature, the n.
1. [mid-16C–mid-19C] wine.
2. [late 16C; early 19C] porter.
3. [late 17C+] (also craither, crater, crathur, cratur, crature, craychur, crayter, craythur, craytur, creater, creather, creatur, cretur, ould creature) whisky, esp. Irish whisky.
4. [early–mid-19C] brandy.
5. [early–mid-19C] gin.
[late 17C+] a drink of strong liquor, usu. (Irish) whisky.