RE: [Distillers] Alcohol Lore - Fact & Fiction
- I just took a quick peek at that site. Interesting, but, the first
thing I read made me wince a little at how a statement can be true,
but, still not give you any sense of the reality of where the
statement came from.
They said: "did you know the ancient Vikings used the skulls of their
enemies as drinking vessels".
True, but, the historical reality is that when a Viking warrior
fought and won a battle against a particularly valiant foe, they
honored that foe by slicing off the top of the skull and while
drinking from it they said "skol". It was a tribute to bravery not
an act of drinking from an enemies skull.
Sometimes truth is in the fine print.
At 04:53 AM 9/26/2006, you wrote:
>Thank you for a most interesting and informative read!Derek