Single-Malt Whiskies of Scotland: For the Discriminating Imbiber

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Single-malt scotches are the world's most exalted and sublime spirits, the culmination of centuries of folk culture, canny workmanship, scrupulous adherence to exacting standards, and a touch of elusive mystery.

Twenty years ago, single-malt scotches were largely unknown even to many scotch-drinkers, whose experience of Scotch was confined to blends -- mixtures of small amounts of single malts with 70-90 percent cheap and characterless grain alcohol. But there has recently been ...

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Overview

Single-malt scotches are the world's most exalted and sublime spirits, the culmination of centuries of folk culture, canny workmanship, scrupulous adherence to exacting standards, and a touch of elusive mystery.

Twenty years ago, single-malt scotches were largely unknown even to many scotch-drinkers, whose experience of Scotch was confined to blends -- mixtures of small amounts of single malts with 70-90 percent cheap and characterless grain alcohol. But there has recently been an explosion of interest in single malts, and any good liquor store now carries more than a dozen different brands.

This book, by two American philosophers, provides a map of the single-malt cosmos for the intelligent and discerning enthusiast. It contains an engaging account of the background, history, manufacture, and qualities of single-malt whisky, detailed evaluations of all available single malts of reliable quality, and knowledgeable instructions on how to organize a whisky tasting. Harris and Waymack have been passionate devotees of single-malt whisky for nearly 20 years, have spent much time in Scotland on field research for this book, and have personally assembled two of the world's most outstanding collections of single malts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812692136
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
A Door into the Extra-ordinary
About This Book
Malt Whisky: The Mystery of the Ages 1
How Malt Whisky is Made 6
The Highlands 15
Aberlour-Glenlivet 19
Auchroisk (The Singleton) 21
Aultmore 23
Balblair 25
Balvenie 27
Blair Athol 29
Cardhu 31
Clynelish 33
Cragganmore 35
Dalmore 37
Dalwhinnie 39
Dufftown-Glenlivet 41
Edradour 43
Fettercairn 45
Glendronach 47
Glendullan 49
Glen Elgin 51
Glenfarclas 53
Glenfiddich 57
Glen Garioch 59
Glengoyne 61
Glen Grant 63
The Glenlivet 65
Glenmorangie 69
Glen Moray-Glenlivet 71
Glenrothes 73
Glenturret 75
Inchgower 77
Knockando 79
Linkwood 83
Loch Lomond (Inchmurrin) 85
Longmorn-Glenlivet 87
Macallan 89
Macduff (Glen Deveron) 93
Miltonduff-Glenlivet 95
Mortlach 97
Oban 99
Ord (Glenordie) 101
Pulteney (Old Pulteney) 103
Royal Brackla 105
Royal Lochnagar 107
Strathisla 109
Tamdhu 111
Tamnavulin-Glenlivet 113
Tomatin 115
Tomintoul-Glenlivet 117
Tormore 119
Tullibardine 121
The Islands 123
Ardbeg 127
Bowmore 129
Bruichladdich 131
Bunnahabhain 133
Caol Ila 135
Highland Park 137
Isle of Jura 139
Lagavulin 141
Laphroaig 143
Scapa 145
Talisker 147
Tobermory 149
The Lowlands and Campbeltown 151
Auchentoshan 155
Bladnoch 157
Glenkinchie 159
Glen Scotia 161
Littlemill 163
Rosebank 165
Springbank 167
How to Organize a Whisky Tasting 169
Planning the Tasting 171
Guiding the Tasting 174
Some Recommended Tastings 175
Two Evenings of Malt Whisky 179
Further Reading 185
Index 187
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