Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wool and Whisky

These are two totally different Scottish comfort experiences.  Today we visited a woolen mill and a distillery and took factory tours.

Johnstons Woolen Mill took us through the production of lambswool and cashmere products.  This included carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, cutting, and final garment processing.  Johnstons is a primary supplier of wool products to the world's top fashion designers.  Of course, we made a few purchases at the factory store.

Scotland has over 500 different producers of whisky.  We had a great tour and tasting session at the Glenfiddich facility.  Linda loved all the aroma... But wasn't too keen on the swirling, smelling, and sipping.  It is definitely an acquired taste.

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