Raw Spirit

Raw Spirit

by Iain Banks
     
 
As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarks on a journey of discovery which educates him about the places,

Overview

As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarks on a journey of discovery which educates him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-old tradition of whisky production. Using various modes of transport - ferries to the islands, cars across the highlands, even bicycles between bus stops - Banks' tour of Scotland combines history, literature and landscape in an entertaining and informative account of an exploration in which the arrival is by no means the most important part of the journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448183432
Publisher:
RANDOM HOUSE
Publication date:
09/30/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
212,993
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Iain Banks was born in Scotland in 1954. He came to widespread public notice in 1984 with the publication of his first award-winning novel, The Wasp Factory. He went on to gain enormous and popular critical acclaim with further works of fiction and science fiction. In 1993 he was acknowledged as one of the Best of Young British Writers. He wrote bestselling science fiction books under the name Iain M Banks. He died from cancer in 2013.

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