It must be acknowledged that, in certain Scottish circles of centuries past, imbibing spirits was not a fitting habit for “proper” folk. Whisky was something in which the vulgar “savages” of the north indulged. It was duly frowned upon by more civilized and pious individuals. It’s a value that continues to this day among some. Things change though, and a predilection for the “water of life” spread its way worldwide over time, even among the more erudite and reverent members of British society.
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