How does one unravel the complexities of whisky? How does one define the flavors and aromas that create the most deliciously teasing and satisfying of drinks? This essential guide to the water of life groups whiskies by style, allowing the reader to identify new whiskies to try from around the world. So, experiment with a new taste or relax with an old favorite and prepare to immerse yourself.
The World Atlas of Whisky includes detailed maps, samples single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, great blends from Bushmills to Yoichi and the best of the bourbons and ryes from Barton to Wild Turkey. It offers tasting notes on over 300 selected expressions. In-depth descriptions of all the key Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||Up to 18 Years|
About the Author
Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 20 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which, Drink! and Rum, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Drinks Writer of the Year twice. Dave is editor of the Scotch Whisky review, editor-in-chief of Whisky Magazine: Japan, consultant editor to Whisky Magazine (UK, the USA, France, Spain) and a regular contributor to a raft of national and international titles including the Spectator, Daily Telegraph, Mixology and Imbibe (Europe). A regular broadcaster on TV and radio, he was elected the IWSC Communicator of the Year in 2013.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am surprised no one has put up a reader review of this book. If your favorite Scotch whisky drinker does not own this book, they will be forever grateful once you’ve presented it to them for their birthday or any other gift-giving occasion. Not since the late Wallace Milroy declared that tasting Laphroig 10 was “like licking castle walls” has there been a more enjoyable and expert writer of single malt scotch than Dave Broom. This is THE Whisky book to own. It offers succinct tasting notes of a plethora of whisky expressions from all the operational malt distilleries in Scotland, with an insider's intimate portrait of the history and eccentricities of each distillery, grouped by region and district, and backed by Broom's lifetime of experience and firsthand knowledge, all in entertaining, easy to read language, and supported by stunning photography revealing the singular beauty of Scotland. And he includes sections for the whisky (and whiskey) of other lands, including Ireland, Canada, the USA, Japan, Australia, India and the Far East, South Africa, and the whole of Europe. One of the nicest touches is how Broom provides suggestions at the end of tasting notes for every whisky sampled, pointing them toward other expressions from within the same "flavour camp," produced by other makers, basically saying, "If you like this one , you will probably like these others as much or more." I will point out that this is not a handbook to slip into your shoulder bag or purse. This is a "coffee table" book that belongs in the library of every fan of distilled spirits, and especially lovers of single malt Scotch whisky.