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Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas
     

Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas

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by Fritz Allhoff (Editor), Marcus P. Adams (Editor), Charles MacLean (Foreword by)
 

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"After decades of cut-and-paste offerings on the subject, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in whisk(e)y—whether single malt, bourbon, or anything else—and all that makes it truly unique."
Jim McEwan, Production Director, Bruichladdich Distillery

"Does being a philosopher require an appreciation of good whiskey or does

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"After decades of cut-and-paste offerings on the subject, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in whisk(e)y—whether single malt, bourbon, or anything else—and all that makes it truly unique."
Jim McEwan, Production Director, Bruichladdich Distillery

"Does being a philosopher require an appreciation of good whiskey or does having an appreciation of good whiskey make one philosophical? Whichever is the case, Whiskey & Philosophy makes for a thought-provoking and thirst-inducing read. Cheers!"
Chris Morris, Master Distiller, Woodford Reserve Distillery

"Whiskey & Philosophy contains a panacea of spiritual pleasure waiting to be enjoyed and shared. Many books have been written about whiskey, but few take you as deep into its inner world. It is an enlightening journey, and one that crosses boundaries and opens new doors. This is indeed a book that unlocks a treasure chest of pure liquid gold to the whiskey enthusiast."
Richard Paterson, Master Blender, Whyte and Mackay Ltd.

Whiskey & Philosophy explores the heart and soul of this heady potation in a lively collection of essays from philosophers, other academics, and whiskey writers. From the first reference to Scotch in 1494 in the records of King James IV of Scotland to Hillary Clinton tossing back that famous shot of Crown Royal during the 2008 campaign, this spirited book captures the history of whiskey, its various forms, and associated philosophical issues.

The talk is lively, the opinions run high, and Whiskey & Philosophy is a satisfying blend. Open and enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470431214
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Series:
Philosophy for Everyone Series , #17
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Fritz Allhoff, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. His research areas are in ethical theory, applied ethics, and the philosophy of biology/science. He is the editor of Wine & Philosophy and Food & Philosophy (with Dave Monroe).

Marcus P. Adams, M.A., is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Geminisun More than 1 year ago
This book is very heavy on the Philosophy of why we drink the Whisk(e)y we do. I found the book more difficult to follow than I thought. The various chapters/sections discuss various philosophies as to why one may tend to drink.