Collins Gem Whiskies: From Confused to Connoisseur

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There are few spirits that command such dedication, interest and affection as whisky. The purpose of this book is to provide a pathway through the whisky maze, to demystify it and to provide a platform from which a lifetime’s hobby can be launched.

Whisky expert Dominic Roskrow explores all aspects of this popular drink, delving into its ...

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Overview

There are few spirits that command such dedication, interest and affection as whisky. The purpose of this book is to provide a pathway through the whisky maze, to demystify it and to provide a platform from which a lifetime’s hobby can be launched.

Whisky expert Dominic Roskrow explores all aspects of this popular drink, delving into its history, dispelling the myths surrounding it and highlighting individualities of the many varieties that exist.

Includes:
• Origins and history of whisky
• How whiskies are made today
• Guide to Scottish distilleries
• Single malt whiskies
• How to drink and appreciate whisky
• Sections on whiskies of the world, including Irish whiskey and bourbon
• Debunking myths
• Types of whisky
• Buying whisky

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007293117
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Series: Collins Gem Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 3.20 (w) x 4.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Roskrow is consultant editor of Whisky Magazine, and sales development director of The Whisky Shop. He runs whisky tastings across Britain for connoisseurs, beginners and corporate audiences.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Debunking the whisky myths     8
Types of whisky     14
The magic of malt     26
Nosing and tasting whisky     38
Buying whisky     44
Scotland's distilleries     52
The fabulous fifty     138
Irish whiskey     150
American whiskey     160
The rest of the world     170
Independent bottlers     178
Glossary     184
Need to know more?     188
Index     190
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