Water of life

Or rather one of the three raw ingredients for whisky, or 'uisge-beatha' in Gaelic. Peat-brown water from a burn (stream). Water is something that Scotland normally has plenty of, and this is the surplus-to-requirements water from Glenrothes distillery on Speyside.

More distillery photos to follow in due course. I can't help it. I grew up in a small Highland village with a distillery round every corner, and worked in one for several years during university vacations. I wish Blogger had an 'aroma' facility, and then you could breathe the whisky-scented air.


  1. Hello,

    nice and tasty subject!

  2. hello there ! first visit for me ! A nice picture of a Scottish whisky-water ... thanks for the explanation !

  3. Ah, so that's what 'uisge beatha' means - there's a pub near Glasgow Uni with that very name, and I always did wonder. Thanks for solving that mystery!

  4. It's hard to imagine the air smelling like whiskey.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts