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Strange ideas 'R' us

The OH and I went to a restaurant called The Village Pub, which has a mind-bogglingly large selection of wines and spirits. We don't drink much at all but I was amusing myself by perusing the dessert drinks list, which had many whiskys, including a Welsh whisky. I didn't know there was any such thing as Welsh whisky. Maybe partly because, as Wikipedia tells me, there wasn't any from sometime in the 19th century until 1990.

Anyway, I wound up on http://www.celticmalts.com/ reading an article about Welsh whisky, and I glanced at the sidebar and saw a link labeled "Outer Hebridean whisky." Both Wales and the Hebrides are important in the history of knitting and sheep breeding, so suddenly my brain went "Whisky and knitting tour! Single malt whisky and single origin sheep!"

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e4q
Mar. 18th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
i like that idea!

i'm not a whisky fan, and i don't drink nowadays, but i think glayva was one of the nicest things i ever tasted.
firecat
Mar. 18th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
[*quacks*]

That sounds really yummy.
meirion
Mar. 18th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
http://www.englishwhisky.co.uk/ is truly excellent, both for detailed tour and the sheer audacity! It works, it really does.

Talisker distillery on Skye is great and http://www.shilasdair-yarns.co.uk/ (also on Skye) is a wonderfully tempting place, although hideously expensive.
firecat
Mar. 18th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
*drools over yarn*

They're going on the list!
jillzilla
Mar. 18th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
If you do end up coming to this side of the world I would of course love to see you!
firecat
Mar. 18th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! This might happen, whether or not I do a whisky and sheep tour; I hear that Worldcon might be in London in 2014.
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