[LMB] OT: whiskey / maps was Re: Rivers, ports

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Thu May 20 01:30:05 BST 2021

On Wed, 19 May 2021, A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> There are Islay singlemalts matured in port casks . . .I wasn’t thrilled 
> with Finlaggan, but other Islay malts are just fine with me. Made a 
> Pilgrimage to Laphroaig (as opposed to a Tango to Evora) in 1987, before 
> the WorldCon in Brighton, and I would love to go to a Feis Ile some year 
> and get to taste more of the island’s whiskies in a shorter period of 
> time.

I recently finished a mystery by Deborah Crombie in her Duncan Kincaid / 
Gemma James series (Book 9) called _Now May You Weep_ -- much of which is 
set in or near a small Highlands distillery. Not one of her strongest, but 
the whiskey lore was quite interesting (although I don't drink the stuff.)

> Just look at the Nile. Amazing river on a map.The topography of 
> Pittsburgh is such that you really do need a map or a native guide—worse 
> than looking at a street map of of San Francisco which doesn’t show you 
> the HILLS in the gridded streets.

When we were in SF a number of years ago, we used the local bike map, 
which does show street steepness, in colours rangng from white to pink to 
red. Very useful for walking, too.


Alayne McGregor
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