Did The Megalithic Empire originate as PhD thesis? Probably not, but it shares this habit! Two of the most blatant examples are both in Chapter 6, Festivals and Folk Beliefs. (Page numbers are the 2012 British hardback edition; I don't know if there's been another edition, but just in case!)
The building blocks of classical Megalithia are standing stones, whose folk name is grey wethers, wether meaning sheep which stones in a field are said to resemble. But the actual ink is that a wether specifically refers to a castrated ram and a further etymological link is that withy means a tough, fibrous plant, the chief method of binding testicles. Turning a screw or tap in a counter-clockwise direction, or widdershins, has a tightening effect.
The water from wells, under the tutelage of Megalithic paragons of chastity such as Ann, Margaret or Winifred (respectively the Baptist's mother, the Pearl of Scotland and Gwenivere), was considered to have healing properties and to be particularly efficacious for treating eye complaints.
I'm not a whisky drinker, unfortunately!