Re: Re: Wine, Mead, Beer, Ale…. Scotch?

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Participant suggests Jamie may be right with the earliest documented evidence of distilling in Scotland though also suggests that our old friend St Patrick first introduced it to Ireland in the 5th century.Incidentally, the actor Brian Cox did a great series of documentaries for the BBC our "addictive pleasures" including one on whisky (being a Scot, I'll use the Scottish spelling).  This included some good information on the history of the drink.  It's amazing how recently the current perception of whisky as an expensive, high quality drink (especially single malts) is.  It can be watched here: and just a dash of water in my dram for me!Pete.