What's this ??
The Welsh watering the whisky ? For shame !
Or even spoiling good Welsh water by adding Scotch . Diawch !
Somehow reminds me of that traditional English ditty originating from old
time border cattle raids by the Welsh .
"Taffy was a Welshman,Taffy was a thief, Taffy came to our house , and stole
a leg of beef" and so on.......
Before someone asks, Taffy originates from Dafydd :-)
Perhaps a Dafydd Jones, who was probably English anyway.................
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----- Original Message -----
From: WFHA <wfha(a)clara.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: Welsh Whisky Centre
John Thomas <j.s.thomas(a)bath.ac.uk> wrote:
Keith - have you tried the Welsh Whisky and Brandy that originates in
WELSH WHISKY VISITOR CENTRE. The Distillery, 2 Parc Menter, Brecon,
Powys, LD3 1XX . Telephone: 01874 622926.
Route: Western roundabout A40/A470 Brecon. Opening : Summer - seven days
a week, Winter: Monday-Saturday.
Wales' only distillery, a very unique attraction, the new visitor centre
is not to be missed. A journey through time tracing the history of Welsh
whisky from the 4th Century to modern times.
I have some bad news. Your information above is out of date. The Welsh
Whisky Centre closed down in the late spring or early summer of last
year (1998). I accompanied some friends from Texas in March of last year
and soon afterwards heard that the establishment had permanently closed
I pass by the site frequently, on my way from Swansea to Brecon, and can
confirm the Whisky Centre no longer exists. I understand there was some
doubt about the authenticity of the "Welsh" whisky. There were rumours
that it was actually Scotch whisky to which some Welsh water had been
Sorry to disappoint you.
John Ball (Ystalyfera, South Wales)
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