The end of easy times in Saaremaa

  • 1999-05-20
  • By Rebecca Santana
Leaving her watch and the mainland behind, Rebecca Santana decided to find out how the Estonian island of Saaremaa is coping with the economic upheaval of the last year. Whiskey, the essential Scottish drink, wasn't really created by the Scots. Legend has it that the first whiskey in Scotland was really made by monks from Saaremaa. But before the Scottish wage another Braveheart of a battle over those fighting words, look at the fatal flaw in that modern-day myth: Any islander in his right mind would never leave the sanctuary of Saaremaa. A Catholic bishop fleeing Haapsalu in 1320, seeking ...
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