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Scotland vs Japan Whisky Tasting

Scotland vs Japan Whisky Tasting | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

JAPAN AND SCOTLAND HAVE QUITE A BIT IN COMMON, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. A SMALL ISLAND NATION SITTING OFF THE EDGE OF A BIGGER CONTINENT. A PROUD NATIONAL HERITAGE OF INNOVATION, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURE. NOT VERY GOOD AT FOOTBALL. RAIN. AND BOTH NATIONS HAVE BEEN PUTTING THEIR OVER-AVERAGE RAINFALL TO GOOD USE, MAKING EXCELLENT MALT WHISKIES. SCOTLAND'S SITUATION AT THE VERY TOP OF WHISKY-PRODUCING NATIONS IS VERY SECURE*, SO IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED UN-PATRIOTIC TO REGARD WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES ARE UP TO, AND TO CONSIDER HOW THEIR MALTS COMPARE. IN FACT, AS THE MOST SOPHISTICATED WHISKY-DISTILLING AND -DRINKING NATION IN THE WORLD, YOU COULD SAY IT'S OUR DUTY...

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Public Symposium on Scottish Connections with Japan

Public Symposium on Scottish Connections with Japan | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
In nineteenth-century Japan Scots were at the vanguard of European arrivals, with Thomas Blake Glover providing the most prominent example of the close ties that subsequently developed between Japan and Scotland.
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