Hmm, let’s see, swans? Where can we go with this?
Well, the Diageo Flora and Fauna range could be a good start - their bottlings of Linkwood featured a swan on the label. Alternatively, you could try a wee Penderyn Welsh Whisky since the Master Blender there is a certain Jim Swan.
It seems that after having no links at all to whiskies for the first 4 days of this countdown, I now can’t get away from it! Let’s have a look at the history then, see if that gives us any alternatives. According to Celtic and British mythology lost loved ones would come back as swans, which had gold or silver chains around their neck to symbolise their enchantment. Swan necks… that’s taken us back to whisky again hasn’t it! Or spirits anyway. I’m just going to have to go with the whisky angle again on this one as the link to swan necks seems too good to ignore.
Swan necks then are a feature on all copper pot stills. One of the largest manufacturers of copper pot stills is Forsyths in Rothes, in the heart of Speyside. Part of the Forsyths plant is on the site of what was, until relatively recently, the Caperdonich distillery so for Day 7, let’s go for Caperdonich*!
(* Another closed distillery, so if you are struggling to get hold of some, you could always go for some Glen Grant, since Caperdonich was originally known as Glen Grant 2)
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