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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!"

Date: 18 Mar 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
You can include Australia on that tour! My area was notorious for illegal whisky in the 1880s (the descendants of the main culprit still live here, on the same farm) and now there's a whisky brewery again. And of course there's the superfine merino projects and the rare historical sheep and pig farm.

Date: 18 Mar 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trouble
I would totally go on that tour. :)

Date: 18 Mar 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] betonica
OOoooo! Delightful!

Date: 18 Mar 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evilawyer
Village Pub is a lovely place. Their scotch list is to die for.

Welsh whisky & knitting tour? Sounds like great fun!

Date: 18 Mar 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rhivolution
We here on the West Coast of Scotland do wool and whisky too!

Date: 19 Mar 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
I don't even knit, and I would do that tour.

Date: 19 Mar 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] yarram
Just let me know the dates far enough in advance that I can start saving!

Date: 18 Mar 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e4q.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 18 Mar 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meirion.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 18 Mar 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillzilla.livejournal.com
If you do end up coming to this side of the world I would of course love to see you!

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