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Old 10-14-2005, 07:15 AM   #11
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Pointless post from me: Canadian whisky follows the Scottish way.

Also Ishbel, my Dad just returned back from Scotland for a couple of months, brought back some macaroon bars (as well as Grant's Haggis and Black Pudding in a can) thought I forget which brand...whoa! Coconut flavoured block of hard sugar!

Wish he brought back a box or five of rhubarb rock, iron bru bars and tablet instead! :P

Hahahaaa - must be LEE'S macaroon bars! Toothache in a bar!

I make tablet for friends around Scotland and England... I find it too sweet - and since being diabetic I am unable to even pinch a wee corner.

Oh, and just to make you drool.... scroll down this page... RHUBARB rock!
http://www.sweetiesoban.co.uk/acatalog/handmade.html
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:14 AM   #12
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Ordinary Scottish whiskies, whether single malts or blends wouldn't give the same results. Drambuie is a liquer, not a whisky per se. It is sweeter - because of the heather honey and the other 'secret' ingredients.... (no-one knows what or indeed whether there really IS a secret ingredient!)

I find it a bit overpowering as a drink, but incorporate it into lots of puddings, such as cranachan or when requiring a whisky cream.

http://www.drambuie.com/home.shtml

BTW - Scottish whisky is always without an 'e' .... whiskEy is Irish or American bourbon-type whiskey....!
Thanks for your enlightening Izzy, both for the info on drambuie and the spelling!! I must remember it well as I much prefer Scotch to Bourbon!!
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:48 AM   #13
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It makes a great addition to a chocolate sauce for profiteroles or ice cream.
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:26 AM   #14
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Hah! Granny Sookers and Soor Plums! I'd forgotten about them!

Mmm do have my eye on the ginger and clove rock though, sounds good.

There is a place which is about 80km from here that I visit occasionally, it stocks rhubarb rock, but it recently changed owners. Heres hoping they still stock it.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:17 AM   #15
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If you ever get to the Capital, there is/was (last visit 3 yrs ago) a shop in Federation Square in Canberra which stocks lots of British sweets. All a bit twee as it's meant to look kind of early 1900s.. but my sister uses that place for her UK sugar fixes!
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:33 AM   #16
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There's a couple of old fashioned sweet shops in Windsor (NSW) that have a range of overseas sweets too.
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