Poor me a dram of yer finest...
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One week Scotland.
So we go out to find where the blood of the country flows.
We go to the Glengoyne distillery to do a tour and find out how it works.
We book our tour in the shop and are collected by our guide. He is a young man who is very enthousiastic about his distillery. He dressed himself in a kilt with a purple tartan and his hair is in a celtic style.
He brings us to the start of the tour where we watch a movie about the distillery and its surroundings, AND we have a glass of whisky.
(This means that the girls take a sip, and give the whisky to paw, who will waste none) Good that we have our dram in the beginning of the tour, it can wear-off in the coming hour:)
The distillery is busy the whole year, except two weeks in july (yes, now:), when it is cleaned and reset for the second part of the year.
Our guide tells us about malting, mashing, yeasting and double distilling. He gives us the amounts of water and barley, yeast and the temperature of distilling and tells his story with much humour.
The story ends in the whisky shop, where we have a choice of whisky related souvernirs, the end of a great morning.