I stand corrected

Happy New Year! I’ll be posting something witty and thought-provoking shortly but meanwhile I thought I’d share this letter in reply to my Spectator winter drinking article. 

Sir: I thoroughly enjoyed Henry Jeffreys’s piece on the joys of seasonal drinking (7 December), but had one minor quibble: fermented yak’s milk in Mongolia? Whatever next? Fermented mare’s milk — airag — is often drunk, and is quite tasty, more so after a few bowls. Admittedly the lumps can be slightly offputting, but they are avoidable. Yak’s milk is both drunk and used to make cheeses — but in my many years in Mongolia, I’ve never known it as an alcoholic drink.
Percy Hunt
Ludlow, Shropshire

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About Henry

Henry Jeffreys was born in London. He has worked in the wine trade, publishing and is now a freelance journalist. He specialises in drink and his work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. He was a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013) and his book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass was published in November 2016.
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One Response to I stand corrected

  1. Worm says:

    Properly awesome!!

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