Monty Burns

BBC: Massive wind farm 'turned down'

Plans to build one of Europe's biggest wind farms on the Isle of Lewis are set to be turned down, BBC Scotland understands.

The BBC's Gaelic news service, Radio nan Gaidheal, has learned that Scottish Government ministers are "minded to refuse" the 181 turbine scheme.

More of a temporary reprieve than a permanent stay of environmental and cultural vandalism, I fear, but enough to make me crack open a bottle of my favourite malt to celebrate.

Slainte Mhath!

Happy Burns Night!

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. I was having a drink with a mate a few years ago at the Dolphin Inn, round the corner from Red Lion Square in Holborn. I was a Jameson with ice man at the time (Talisker for occasion) but the array they had tempted me to try a Laphroaig. "I'll have that with ice please...". You know that scene in American Werewolf in London when they enter the 'Slaughtered Lamb'? Well how was I to know I was round the corner from the Laphroaig appreciation society. I've had it straight ever since. Chilling.

  2. Good man!

    Talisker is a great malt too. I also recommend Lagavulin and Ardbeg. If you just want an 'ordinary' whisky, Famous Grouse does pretty well. 

  3. My Whiskey arc from about 18 was Bells, Famous Grouse, Glenfiddich, Black Label (still a favourite), Talisker and Laophroaig; Am currently residing on the gentle ambers shores of Balvennie. As for that not so timorous wee beasty Ardbeg, I first encountered it in a Spar on a trip to Petworth, kept it in the back of the Fiesta and whittled it over 2 years. Many a cold night toasted. Laguvulin, This Laphroaig man's Laphroaig. Just don't get it.

  4. My whisky arc matches yours exactly, except I came to Talisker after Laphroaig. I still prefer Laphroaig, but would happily drink Talisker until the end of my days. In fact, I'm drinking it right now!

    Amazingly, I had my first Ardbeg only a month ago (Christmas present from Jen's sister). Always wanted to try it, but never got round to it. Fabulous drink, but I remain a Laphroaig die-hard.

    Balvenie very good too. Had a bottle of Two Barrels a few years back. Wonderful.

  5. Perhaps you should use it to toast the arrival of more nuclear power stations in the area. The toast is 'Happy half life!'

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