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Some Christmas Holiday Internetting

         Lammermoor Distillery

McCashin’s Distillery

Puni Arte

Level 4 Lockdown – Sampling Time!

Divergence Pot Still
The Spirits Distillery – Divergence

The Joy of Whisky Tastings

Waitui Honey Mead Whiskey

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Lammermoor Distillery – whisky from paddock to bottle

“Moonshine” Whisky has been distilled illegally on the Lammermoors since the 1860s. But I think that what Lammermoor Distillery produces now would be a far cry from the stuff that was made 160-odd years ago! The moonshine whisky was made for the thousands of gold miners travelling the Dunstan Trail.  The Trail was created during …