It was a cold wet day again but we paid a visit to the Glenfiddich distillery at Dufftown. The distillery, built by James Grant and which first produced whiskey on Christmas Day 1887, is a huge tourist attraction but despite the crowds we had an interesting tour of the place starting with a slideshow and finishing with a dram of the finest whiskey made. An added bonus was the three-quarter bottle of whiskey which the four of us each received by presenting our forged National Trust Heritage cards¹.

¹These cards gave tourists from overseas entry to many of the National Trust’s properties throughout the United Kingdom. They were valid for one month after they were first used but ours had expired. So I used the skills that I had perfected in Africa the previous year, when I’d regularly had to forge dates and signatures on currency declarations and vaccination certificates, to alter the expiration dates on our Heritage cards.

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