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Devon: Exeter wool and Plymouth gin

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Devon: Exeter wool and Plymouth gin

July 01, 2013 at 6:31 PM

RAMNATION was on the road during lambing season, following the woolen trail through Exeter, across Devon and beyond.

Back in the Medieval day, woolen yarns and fabrics were a major industry in Exeter, one around which the city grew up. Today, only a few rocky remnants remain: a stone bridge across a long dried up river bed, a luxurious guildhall, and warehouses (now turned into trendy shops and offices, obviously). Nevertheless, come springtime the lambs are still leaping across the Devon countryside. 

Further west, we got interested in the renaissance of a old British brand: Plymouth Gin. The distillery tour is worthwhile - educational and comes with a free cocktail. What did we learn? That the Gimlet and G&T have their origins as medicinal cures for scurvy (lime juice mixer) and malaria (quinine). The G&T worked - we didn't get malaria in Plymouth after drinking one. 

Tags: heritage
Category: Excursion

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