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Published: January 29th 2013
Guinness and Cider
Guinness really does taste better in the UK. It was extra creamy and delicious. Charles, I'm ashamed to write, had a cider. To make matters worse, the cider was flavored with raspberries. Where did I go wrong? [SIGH]
Today went to Edinburgh Castle, ate Haggis at Deacon William Brodie's Tavern, and went on a whisky tour. It was a wee bit rainy and very windy but still fun.
At the Castle we saw the Scottish Crown Jewels and lot's of exhibits about the Scottish military. At the restaurant we ate haggis and drank. I had a couple pints of beer; sadly, Charles's had two pints of cider and--it pains me to write this--one of the pints of cider was flavored with raspberries. On the whisky tour we learned about how whisky is made. The whisky sampling portion of the tour was very interesting. During it I learned two things: 1. I really like the smokey flavor of whiskies from the Isle of Islay and, 2. French men begin giggling like little school girls when they drink--or at least when they drink whisky. During the tasting I closed my eyes and imagined that I heard Madeline and her classmates drinking tea and tittering about Miss Clavel.
I wanted to include some video of me driving in Scotland but the main video is taking too long to upload but here's a clip to tide you over until tomorrow. Good
Haggis and Haggis
My haggis (foreground) with neeps and tatters. Charles had vegetarian haggis (background)
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