Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Freedom and Whisky Gang Thegither

Visitors to cyclesguff will not be surprised to see a post about whisky, especially on Burns night. This cyclesguff rider has a generous offering of a 15 year old Glenfiddich Distillery Edition from Routemaster General to enjoy once the bairns ur in their scratcher. So far, the nicht has seen a 8 year old Little Mill being poured and savoured. A wonderful malt, with a slight floral nose and a crisp, simple palate resulting in a lingering taste that has you going back for more.

Until production stopped in 1992, Little Mill was Scotland's oldest working distillery. Even though the distillery was established in 1772 references go back to the 1750's. Burns did have a love for a dram and he was certainly around at that time. 

By the time another famous Scot, Kirkpatrick MacMillan was fined for running over a pedestrian in the Gorbals, Glasgow (brave man)  bestride a velocipede... of ingenious design, Burns was long gone. However, this excerpt from his poem, "Winter: A Dirge" is maybe one for all cyclists to recite the next time a character building winter day comes along.
The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,
The joyless winter day
Let others fear, to me more dear
Than all the pride of May...

Bide upright

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