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garyth123 commented on the word athole brose
is a mixture of oatmeal brose, honey, and whisky. It is traditionally stirred with a silver spoon. Cream is an optional addition, particularly for festive occasions (Davidson 1999). (Wikipedia)
I'd like to try this.
December 28, 2008
BrainyBabe commented on the word athole brose
What's a brose? Anything like ambrosia?
That question (the first one anyway) occurred to me as well, hence brose. The brose/ambrosia thing is interesting, I've never noticed it before.
I should say by way of explanation that I am a sassenach.
Yes, I checked, but brose gives no hint as to its composition.
sarra commented on the word athole brose
The etymology of brose is lovely and arcane, and ambrosia has nothing to do with it, which I find actually quite pleasing. :)
December 29, 2008
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