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Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch
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Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch

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by Michael Jackson, Dominic Roskrow (Revised by), Gavin D. Smith (Revised by), William C. Meyers (Revised by)
 

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Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, the landmark best-selling malt whiskey companion by the late Michael Jackson, doyen of whiskey writers, has been comprehensively updated by a team of experts. Featuring over 500 new bottlings, reviewed and scored, plus hundreds of revised entries, Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt

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Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, the landmark best-selling malt whiskey companion by the late Michael Jackson, doyen of whiskey writers, has been comprehensively updated by a team of experts. Featuring over 500 new bottlings, reviewed and scored, plus hundreds of revised entries, Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch includes background information on the distilleries, tasting notes on over 1,000 bottlings, and practical advice on buying malts and interpreting whiskey labels.

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A complete revision of the 2004 edition by the late James Beard Award winner Jackson (Whisky), this volume contains 500 new labels, rated by experts Roskrow (World's Best Whiskies), Gavin D. Smith (Secret Still), and William C. Meyers (scotchguy.com). Also revised are distillery profiles and tasting notes for 1000 other bottlings. Included are luminous product photos and fascinating details on terms, flavor influences, regional varieties, and the significance of age and cask. Organized alphabetically by distillery name, entries run two to three pages. A lovely and comprehensive hardcover guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756658984
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Edition description:
Fully Revised
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Michael Jackson was widely recognized as the world's leading authority on whiskey. He is the author of DK's James Beard award-winning Whiskey, and his books have sold over three million copies worldwide.

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Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch: A Connoisseur's Guide to the Single Malt Whiskies of Scotland 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative book for Scotch lovers with plenty of reviews and tasting notes.
RichAtBN More than 1 year ago
I purchased this to replace an earlier edition. Michael's in depth reviews and insights into single malt scotch will be sorely missed. This guide is a must have for those interested in the nectar of the gods - at least for those who find single malt to be their drink of choice.
HalBMeyer More than 1 year ago
I've been a beer and wine drinker for over 20 years, and while visiting an old friend, I was introduced to Bowmore and Glen Livet single malt scotch. He had books in his small sailboat library to share in the making of scotch. Sipping a 16-year Lagavulin while writing this article, I must say that if you like beer, this is a journey that you must embark on!

This reference book tells you lots about where and how scotch is made. It then discusses the various distilleries and breaks down all the various ages and editions. Personally, I bought this book to find the best scotch I could find at the best price. What I got was a journey to explore. My wife Peggy is your typical Highland girl... she loves a smooth, not peaty scotch; I'm an Islay guy that craves the peat and all the flavors that you can throw at me. If you're like me, Ardbeg is the scotch of choice, whereas Highland is hers. And this book GIVES YOU SO MANY POSSIBILITIES to consider!

I saw this book in a local liquor shop and I thought it was pretty good so I bought a copy at the nearby book store. Initially, I bought the 3rd edition, and several of my friends said, "wow, I should get that book." I have since bought this book for 4 others (including yours truly), and in each case, it has broadened their scotch experience. What's more, they invite me over and have great scotch to share with me. Some of the scotches were rated only okay, but I really like them. Aberlour and Springbank come immediately to mind. Michael liked the Highland scotch the best, but pointed out things to consider for folks that have different tastes.

I will truly miss his contribution to my journey! If there is anything I can recommend to you, it is to buy this book for all your friends that drink beer or scotch and share the experience with them. You may be as surprised as me... they may share their favorite single malts with you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago