from mangolds to whisky – Nant Estate

Via The Mercury (Hobart) – 6 August 1889, a story of a large mangold (root vegetable) which had apparently taken the form of a human hand.  The mangold photo here is from an English website dedicated to the fine sport of mangold hurling.  Keep your tongue firmly in your cheek as you read!

mangold - Nant distillery

mangoldThe Nant Estate (where the disfigured mangold was discovered) is now home to the Nant Distilleryhome of the only commercially operating water-powered flour mill in Australia.  This now heritage site, an hour north of Hobart, produces single malt whisky.

Probably not a mangold in sight these days!



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