Dan Friedman

The Zen of Kosher Scotch

In Food, Travel on May 19, 2011 at 2:43 am

As anyone who has visited the dry garden at the Zen temple Ryoanji, in Kyoto, Japan, can tell you, it’s not just the raw materials that make a site worth visiting. If raked gravel were all it took to attract tourists, then the world’s quarries would be mobbed. Likewise, the aura that surrounds Scottish whisky distilleries goes beyond their relatively unprepossessing appearance and explains why visitors are increasingly drawn to the remote north of Britain. In recent years, kosher whisky tour groups have been among the buses pulling up into small parking lots located 600 miles, or more, north of London.

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