Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Glenora Distillery

After spending the night near Halifax and a memorable lunch next day at the Costco (yes, the $1.50 (Canadian) Polish dog deal; also weirdly crispy fries, served with brown gravy; we passed on that; the Costco was otherwise pretty much like in the States), we drove on in the direction of Cape Breton Island, stopping at the Glenora Distillery. The folks there have been making whiskey since the 1990s and have even been sued by the Scotch Whiskey Association for use of the name "Glenora," which, the Scots thought, suggested it might be Scotch that Glenora distilling. Duh. Evidently they did not prevail. And Glenora is careful not to call it scotch.
But first, a word about Nova Scotia wines: yes,
there are Nova Scotia wines, plenty of them; above
is one side of an aisle of them at a liquor store in
Amherst

And a giant line-up of other Canadian wines; I
surmise this is global warming in action, again

The Glenora Distillery; I passed on the tour and
tasting, partly because the stuff is ridiculously
pricey and partly because of my loyalty to the
Scottish version

Instead we opted for lunch, with music; the local
bitter I had with my fish and chips was credible

More of Glenora; a beautiful setting, with a hotel
and restaurant part of the resort complex; did I
mention that this is all in the heavily Scottish
region of Nova Scotia?

Through which runs a creek

Thus; no sign of autumn here

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