The Famous Grouse: A Whisky Companion: Heritage, History, Recipes & Drinks

The Famous Grouse: A Whisky Companion: Heritage, History, Recipes & Drinks

by Ian Buxton
     
 

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Discover the history of Scotch whiskey and the part Famous Grouse has played in its development while also learning how to mix a perfect Famous Honey & Marmalade Sour

Compiled by renowned whiskey writer Ian Buxton, this captivating miscellany is packed with intriguing facts and trivia, from the story of an iconic brand—its unconventional start named

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Discover the history of Scotch whiskey and the part Famous Grouse has played in its development while also learning how to mix a perfect Famous Honey & Marmalade Sour

Compiled by renowned whiskey writer Ian Buxton, this captivating miscellany is packed with intriguing facts and trivia, from the story of an iconic brand—its unconventional start named after a Scottish bird and its rise in popularity—to a fascinating insight into how whisky is distilled and bottled. With more than 45 recipes for whiskey-based dishes and cocktails, including Famous Grouse Rack of Lamb, Mackerel with Snow Grouse Pickled Rhubarb, and Apple Tarte Tatin with Whisky Ice Cream, this book belongs on every whiskey enthusiast's shelf. Famous Grouse is now 300 years old and across the brands has sales close to 50 million bottles annually. It was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1980 for its excellence and quality.

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From the Publisher

"If you like to drink whisky, this should be on your bucket list."  —LiquorSnob.com on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

"Whiskey expert Ian Buxton does away with connoisseur pomp to deliver this smartly designed, servicey little guide to the best brown stuff around"  —Time Out New York on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

"For those of you interested in knowing more about the distillery itself, recipes (both cocktailian and foodie) and even the story behind their Guinness World record holding distillery cat Towser, this is the book for you." — Good Spirits News.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780091944742
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.64(d)

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Meet the Author

Ian Buxton is a former marketing director of Glenmorangie. He was elected a Keeper of the Quaich in 1991, the highest honor of the Scotch whisky industry; he is a member of the international tasting panel for the annual World Whisky Awards; and he is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He writes regular columns for The Keeper, Whisky Magazine, and WhiskyEtc magazine, and has written for the Country Life, Scottish Field, and the Times. His latest book is 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.

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