Scots on Scotch: The Book of Whiskey

Scots on Scotch: The Book of Whiskey


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Scots on Scotch: The Book of Whiskey by Phillip Hills

This is a book in which Scots tell the truth about their country and their national drink. Ignoring the mythology that surrounds Scotland and her favorite tipple, it is written by people who are passionate about their subject, who know what they write about, and who love what they know. It’s about whisky and about Scotland—the real Scotland behind the invented images of the advertisers and gift shops. Over the last 40 years, Scots have reasserted their cultural independence, and, as part of this process, they have rediscovered the unique quality of their national drink. This renaissance is cause for celebration—malt whiskies have become internationally recognized as the connoisseur’s spirit par excellence. Contributors to this pleasurable volume include Trevor Royal, Derek Cooper, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Norman MacCaig.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840186086
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2002 Edition9
Scotland and Scotch31
Red Hackles and Blue Bonnets Whisky and the Scottish Soldier55
A Dram for all Seasons The Diverse Identities of Scotch73
Whisky and Scotland85
Scottish Spirit, the Hard Stuff and Scotlit97
Ballade of Good Whisky115

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