Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits [NOOK Book]

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Whiskey lovers will devour this fresh and comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world's whiskeys, including Scotch and bourbon as well as Tennessee, Irish, Japanese, and Canadian whiskeys. You'll learn about the types of whiskey and the distilling traditions of the regions where they are made, how to serve and taste whiskeys to best appreciate and savor them, how to collect and age whiskey for great results, and much more. There are even recipes for cocktails and suggestions for food ...

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Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits

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Overview

Whiskey lovers will devour this fresh and comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world's whiskeys, including Scotch and bourbon as well as Tennessee, Irish, Japanese, and Canadian whiskeys. You'll learn about the types of whiskey and the distilling traditions of the regions where they are made, how to serve and taste whiskeys to best appreciate and savor them, how to collect and age whiskey for great results, and much more. There are even recipes for cocktails and suggestions for food pairings. This is the guide no whiskey drinker will want to be without!

2015 IACP Cookbook Award Finalist for Wine, Beer & Spirits

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Editorial Reviews

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2015 IACP Food Writing/Cookbooks award nominee in the Wine, Beer, and Spirits category

"Takes on the whiskey world in down-and-dirty details, from production to tasting. With maps, infographics and flavor profiles for iconic bottlings, alongside Bryson’s smart, straightforward text, Tasting Whiskey is both accessible to novices and compelling for the expert.”
Wine & Spirits

"Whether you're a novice drinker or a malt connoisseur, Bryson has something to teach you — and you'll enjoy every word."
— Clay Risen, author of American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye

"An instant whiskey classic that will make all whiskey geeks smarter than their friends."
— Fred Minnick, author of Whiskey Women

“I shouldn’t say this is the only whiskey book you need but it probably is.”
— Charles K. Cowdery, author of Bourbon, Straight
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612123028
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 194,510
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Lew Bryson is the managing editor of Whisky Advocate, and he is also a feature writer and columnist for that magazine. He has traveled extensively to the world’s whiskey centers and has written several books on craft beer. He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania.


David Wondrich is a founding member of The Museum of the American Cocktail and the author of Punch and Imbibe.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Wondrich

Introduction

1 The Story of Whiskey

2 Making Spirit: Fermentation and Distillation

3 Aging

4 The Wall and the Work: The Challenge of Tasting Whiskey

5 Tasting: Tapping Into Your Years of Experience

6 Mapping Whiskey Styles

7 Scotch: How the World Says "Whisky"

8 Irish: Single, Double, Triple

9 American: Bourbon, Tennessee, and Rye

10 Canadian: Blended, Always

11 Japanese: The Student Becomes the Master

12 Craft Whiskey

13 Dilution: Water, Ice, and Cocktails

14 What Goes Well with Whiskey?

15 Collecting Whiskey

Resources

Final Toast

Acknowledgements

Glossary

Index
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