Third edition, fully revised and updated.
101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education.
Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk.
The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing, Limited|
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About the Author
Ian Buxton is a former Marketing Director of Glenmorangie and has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. He now runs a successful consultancy business. He was elected a Keeper of the Quaich in 1991, the highest honour of the Scotch whisky industry, and is a member of the international tasting panel for the annual World Whisky Awards and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.
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I gifted this to my brother-in-law for Christmas this year. He seemed excited about the concept and while flipping through he identified a few he's already had. I picked out a bottle from the book and gifted that as well - something i knew he wouldn't normally buy for himself. He noticed the whiskey i picked was in there after only a quick flip through. Everyone has different tastes, so this book is ideal not to rate which are the best whiskies, but to describe the tastes and the histories of the brand.