The Weekly Snapshot | Blessed Thistle

by Brian on August 5, 2011 · 7 comments

Thistle flower being pollinated

Pollination on a thistle flower

The thistle is a celebrated plant in the United Kingdom. My favorite use for the official floral emblem of Scotland is as a bittering agent in beer. While in Aviemore, Scotland I tried Blessed Thistle, a local bitter ale from Cairngorm Brewery Company made with thistles.


About the author: Brian

Brian is one of the two backpacks traversing the globe with his lovely wife and better half, Kaitlin. He enjoys all things relating to delicious food, good beer, and the great outdoors. When he isn't out taking photographs and adventuring himself, he enjoys writing about travel and backpacking gear, his favorite foods from around the world, and lessons he has learned throughout his adventures.

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