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Thread #14888   Message #2948998
Posted By: Jack Campin
21-Jul-10 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
I see nothing in Burns's piece that's specific to whisky. If he meant that, I'd have expected an extra verse about the distillation step. There isn't one. Which to me suggest that Burns had beer in mind.