With the exception of around 60,000 native Gaelic speakers, most Scots are English monoglots: that is they can only speak, read and understand English. All languages impart a ‘view’ of the world, and as a result we see our land and our culture through the medium of the English tongue. Gaels, people who speak Gaelic, [...]
Tag Archives: scotch
June 24, 2012
From the very start of European settlement in North America, the new arrivals brought their various alcohol making skills with them. The most profitable early colonies were in the Caribbean; where sugar and tobacco were making the merchants back in Glasgow, Liverpool and London very, very rich. One of the key markets for the sugar [...]
June 26, 2011
Charles Steinberg from New York’s Brandy Library travelled to Scotland last winter on a whirlwind whisky tour, which took him from the rolling hills of Speyside to the Celtic heartlands of Islay. This is his account of the trip, and we thank him for this contribution and for allowing us to post as a blog.