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Scotland Has Created Tweed That Permanently Smells Like Whisky


Scotland is known for both whisky and tweed, and now the two have been combined into one wondrous product. Harris Tweed has joined forces with Johnnie Walker Scotch to infuse the fabric with the aroma of whisky. According to BBC News:

The scent called Aqua Alba has been designed to replicate aromas released from a glass of whisky, known as the nose of the liquid.

According to Johnnie Walker, the cloth smells of “rich malt, golden vanilla, red fruit and dark chocolate tones”.

Donald Mackay, who heads the finishing department at the mill, said: “I have worked with aromas in the past but they were only meant to withstand one dry clean.

“The process we have devised for Johnnie Walker means that this scent is layered into the fabric throughout the finishing process and is permanently imbued in the tweed.”

This might smell great to whisky aficionados, but you’ll have some explaining to do if you’re pulled over by the police and smell like a distillery because of your jacket.

(Nag on the Lake via Neatorama)


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