Now updated to include the latest offerings from all the Scottish distilleries, and using a unique profiling system based on whisky’s 12 dimensions of aroma and taste, this rigorously researched volume is a superb and impartial guide to single malt whiskies. Featuring 267 color photos and illustrations.
In Whisky Classified, expert David Wishart eschews the confusing jargon often used to describe malts and replaces it with an objective, easily applied guide to taste. He presents the reader with a new flavor classification system—the result of many distillery visits, whisky tastings, and discussions with industry experts. The profile identifies 12 dimensions to the aroma and taste of malt whisky: body, sweetness, smoky, medicinal, tobacco, honey, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity, and floral. These dimensions incorporate, in an easy manner, over 400 commonly used terms to describe malt whisky. This handy, fully illustrated guide also provides a comprehensive survey of Scottish distilleries, with a history and description of each, as well as tasting notes, visitor information, regional maps, and a profile of the whisky according to his unique classification by flavor.