WE’VE known it for years – and goodness knows we’ve needed it this last wee while – but now Scotch whisky has been lauded from on high! There’s some video evidence – since ‘redacted’ by the Vatican – of Pope Francis holding up a bottle of our finest in the his hoose last year, declaring this is ‘the real Holy water’! It was part of a new BBC Scotland documentary, Priest School’ and featured him receiving a bottle of Oban malt from a group of visiting Scottish student priests. He is known as a big Scotch whisky fan and though The Raider would not count on this tincture as a favourite, it’s no’ a bad wee tipple!