Thursday, August 21, 2008

Balvenie Tour

On Tuesday Roula, Mike, Martina and I were toured thru the Balvenie Distillery by Jonathan, one of the many guides here. He showed us the process from barley to whiskey and we drank directly from a cask, using an instrument called a Whiskey Dog, appropriated from thieves who would smuggle spirit out in their pant legs. Before the casks are married together the alcohol level is 60%, vs the 40 - 43% one finds in stores. Even still, it was very smooth.

Here are some pics.

Tomorrow, more cows.

1 comment:

gusgascoigne said...

I went to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburgh USA, unfortunatly it was made in a dry county so we couldn't taste, very strange that