Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries

Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky

This wide-ranging and evocative photographic portrait of Scotland's distilleries, from Talisker to Lagavulin, from Laphroaig to Dalwhinnie, from the Isle of Arran to Glenkinchie, describes the "cultural terroir" of the country's fifty greatest distilleries–the ingredients, practices, and traditions that result in an exquisite range of single-malt whiskies. Over 250 specially commissioned photographs capture the texture of the surrounding landscapes through the changing seasons, vividly portray the craftsmen who work there, and detail the fabric of the buildings themselves.A unique addition to the literature on Scotch whisky, with text by the world's greatest whisky expert, Spirit of Place is the perfect gift for anyone planning to tour Scotland's distilleries, a souvenir for anyone who has visited them, and simply the perfect companion to a dram at home.

  • Brand: Chicago Review Pr
  • ASIN: 1613731833

Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland: Includes Profiles, Ratings, and Tasting Notes for More Than 330 Expressions

Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of

A follow-up to his bestselling American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, Clay Risen's Single Malt is an introduction to the long history, fascinating science, and incredible diversity of malted whisky, as well as a practical drinker's guide to buying and enjoying hundreds of the greatest examples of the distiller's tradition. With maps of essential whisky regions of Scotland, profiles of each of the makers, and photographs of the bottles and tasting notes for each of the most widely available expressions--compiled from tasting sessions conducted by a panel of leading whisky experts--readers will discover a rich vein of knowledge about one of the world's most storied beverages.Selected from more than one hundred active distilleries in Scotland, the 330 expressions featured in this book provide a curated yet comprehensive primer of the single-malt whiskies any growing aficionado should be familiar with. Additional features include a directory of distilleries, Risen's top whisky picks in various categories, and a full index of the expressions featured in the book.

  • ASIN: 1681441071

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch: A Connoisseur s Guide to the Single Malt Whiskies of Scotland

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch:

The world's best-selling book on malt whisky, now updated to include all the latest significant bottlings.This seventh edition of Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch continues to provide whisky enthusiasts with all the information, advice, and guidance they need to improve their knowledge and appreciation of single malt whisky.Fully updated with all the latest significant bottlings, Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch includes an unrivaled A– Z of single malts with background information on the distilleries and tasting notes for more than 1,000 bottlings. It even provides each whisky with an overall score. Michael Jackson, regarded as the world's foremost authority on whisky until his death in 2007, originally authored this title. His legacy lives on in the 2015 edition edited by world-leading whisky consultants Dominic Roskrow and Gavin D. Smith.By giving practical advice on buying and collecting malts and interpreting whisky labels, and providing hundreds of color images, Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch can turn any whisky novice into an informed veteran.

  • Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
  • ASIN: 1465437983

Scotch the Whisky of Scotland in Fact An

Scotch the Whisky of Scotland in Fact

A classic work on Scotch and its origins, Lockhart's book has long been regarded as a whisky classic. Including the foreword written by his late son in 1995, fully updated and revised, this book covers some of the lesser known episodes in the industry's history. In particular the author's family's involvement with Balmenach Distilery on Speyside is well covered as are the polemics of the Scots and their relationship with whisky and where it might be heading. Much of what Lockhart stated back in the 60s still holds true 50 years later and the book is considered essential reading for the whisky enthusiast.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1906476225

Whisky Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial Maps)

Whisky Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial

Discover where Scotland's national drink is produced. All of Scotland's operational whisky distilleries and whisky-related places of interest located on one map. Also includes an easy-to-use index listing visitor facilities, contact details and websites. The map includes: * Over 100 distilleries and whisky-related places of interest. * Insert map of malt whisky areas. * A photographic guide to how whisky is made. * Selection of labels of blended Scotch whisky brands * Did you know? Section with interesting facts. * World maps of main export markets. * Index lists visitor facilities, telephone numbers and websites. Scotch whisky is unique among national drinks - synonymous with Scotland, it cannot be produced elsewhere in the world. Other titles in the series: Castles Map of Scotland Tartans Map of Scotland Scotland of Old Clans Map

  • ASIN: 0008225079

The Great Drams of Scotland: A Conversational Meander Through the Rich History of Scotch Whisky and the Brands that Have Brought it to Life

The Great Drams of Scotland: A Conversational Meander

A wonderful gift for whisky enthusiasts, Dillon weaves together anecdotes and historical accounts from more than 40 different distilleries. Each chapter guides the reader through legendary tales that date back as far as the 15th century, and reveals 19 brands that have contributed to the world-renowned success of Scotch whisky. 

  • ASIN: 191045334X

Peat Smoke and Spirit

Peat Smoke and

Those who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. In PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to intimate descriptions of the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island. Interwoven through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation.PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT is the last word on Islay and its whiskies.

  • Brand: Jefford, Andrew
  • ASIN: 0747245789

The Story of Scotch Whisky: A Journey of Discovery into the World's Noblest Spirit

The Story of Scotch Whisky: A Journey of

Journey into the world of Scotch whisky, led by an expert author whose love for the subject shines through.      The Gaelic word for whisky translates literally as “the water of life”—and this beautifully produced volume will enhance your enjoyment of the beloved drink. It takes you on an incredible journey around Scotland and back in time. You’ll learn about the history of whisky distillation; meet the famous men who poured their passion into their special malts; tour the main whisky regions, including the Western Isles, Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, and Campbeltown; and visit some of the greatest names in the production of Scotch: The Glenlivet, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Balvenie, Talisker. Written with passion and love, The Story of Scotch Whisky features stunning photographs, maps, and illustrations.Reissue. Previously offered in a box set.

  • ASIN: 1787390209

Scotch Whisky: It's History, Production and Appreciation

Scotch Whisky: It's History, Production and

Scotch Whisky: Its History, Production and Appreciation is an in-depth look at the origins of Scotch whisky beginning with the development of the art of distillation in antiquity and its evolution through the Middle Ages leading finally to the birth of whisky in the 13th century. The process of producing whisky is thoroughly explored from both the standpoint of modern scientific distillation as well as that of the “stillman’s art.” Additional chapters explore both single malts and grain based whiskies as well as the ubiquitous blends. Finally we explore the sensory appreciation of Scotch Whisky and the various systems that have been proposed for describing and evaluating Scotland's golden nectar.

  • ASIN: 0994757115

Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History

Scotch Whisky: A Liquid

New in PaperWhisky is widely considered the finest spirit in the world--and this is the definitive history of the "water of life." Written by the editor of Whisky magazine, and Scotland's leading writer on the subject, it's the perfect blend of anecdotes and pioneering research. Superb illustrations help tell an intriguing story that goes back as far as 2000 B.C., and that includes a cast of fascinating characters who smuggled, bribed, conspired, and advertised with a vengeance to turn whisky from a common man's drink into a proud part of the Scottish national heritage. Unfolding decade by decade, it presents names such as John Walker and Sons, Glenlivet, and Macallan, providing a treasure trove for the whisky connoisseur or anyone interested in a really good read.

  • Brand: Brand: Cassell Illustrated
  • ASIN: 1844034011

The World Atlas of Whisky: New Edition

The World Atlas of Whisky: New

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.

  • Brand: Mitchell Beazley
  • ASIN: 1845339428

Single Malts of Scotland: Scotch Tasting Map

Single Malts of Scotland: Scotch Tasting

Scotch is back although with more than 500 years of tradition, some would say it never left. With this unique poster, youll travel around Scotlands major distilling regions, trying (and logging) a single malt from each. Travel from the Highlands to the Islands, and everywhere in between.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: 33 Books Co.
  • ASIN: B00JC5JTBA
  • UPC: 689466694277

Whiskypedia: A Compendium of Scotch Whisky

Whiskypedia: A Compendium of Scotch

An authority on Scotch whiskyAn ideal addition to a collection of whisky books for beginners or whisky distilling booksFantastic gift for any whisky loversHave you ever wondered why Scotch whisky tastes the way it does? Have you ever questioned the history of whisky and how its flavor notes have changed over the years? If so, then this book is for you! The flavor of Scotch whisky is influenced by a combination of history, craft, science, and tradition. Whether it is single malt Scotch whisky, dalmore whisky, or peat whisky, you will learn something about it in this book. This book on scotch is also a compendium of curiosities! Learn about bottles of scotch, including orbit bottle labels, whiskey green labels, and more. Whiskypedia also outlines information about individual distilleries. Each one provides their whiskies with unique characteristics. They are grounded in the craft and custom of the distillery and its district, but the real key influences on the flavor are how the spirit is matured, the distilling equipment itself, and how the distilling equipment is operated. This guide explores all of those influences and more. Whiskypedia is the first comprehensive source of the flavor and character of every malt whisky in Scotland. Written by Charles MacLean, “a world authori...

  • Brand: Skyhorse
  • ASIN: 1510702881

Make it a Double: A Newcomer's Guide to Scotch Whisky

Make it a Double: A Newcomer's Guide to

Thinking about getting into the Scotch whisky world? In this book you will learn the basics of Scotch whisky and how to successfully purchase, drink, and enjoy whisky. This book includes great tips for getting started as well as a journal to keep track of the whiskies you've tried.

  • ASIN: 1537262629

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch , A connoisseur's guide to the Single Malt whiskies of Scotland

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch

This was the first book to give single malt scotch the systematic, in-depth treatment reserved for wine. It will help you to discover the differences between the ''lightly earthy, nutty'' palate of the 10-year-old Fettercairn; the ''elegant, dry'' 10-year-old Glenfarclas; the ''full, smooth'' body of the 1971 Millburn; & the ''sweetish, gingery, warming'' finish of the 12-year-old Oban malts. Illustrated with photos & labels, this book is written in an entertaining style by Michael Jackson, an expert on alcoholic beverages. The essential reference for the discerning scotch drinker, & for those about to begin their exploration into the pleasures of single malt whiskies.

  • Brand: Brand: Running Press,U.S.
  • ASIN: 1561380814

Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits

Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique

Pour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world’s greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you’ll discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques. With advice on how to collect, age, and serve whiskey, as well as suggestions for proven food pairings, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge and invite your friends over for a delicious whiskey tasting party. 

  • Color: Multi
  • Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
  • ASIN: 1612123015
  • UPC: 884793108613

Scotch: Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story by Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart (1995-03-31)

Scotch: Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story

  • ASIN: B01K9A5UU0

The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century

The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders,

The dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century. When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country—hardly an army at all. In desperation, the Rough Riders were born. A unique group of volunteers, ranging from Ivy League athletes to Arizona cowboys and led by Theodore Roosevelt, they helped secure victory in Cuba in a series of gripping, bloody fights across the island. Roosevelt called their charge in the Battle of San Juan Hill his “crowded hour”—a turning point in his life, one that led directly to the White House. “The instant I received the order,” wrote Roosevelt, “I sprang on my horse and then my ‘crowded hour’ began.” As The Crowded Hour reveals, it was a turning point for America as well, uniting the country and ushering in a new era of global power. Both a portrait of these men, few of whom were traditional soldiers, and of the Spanish-American War itself, The Crowded Hour dives deep into the daily lives and struggles of Roosevelt and his regiment. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, Risen illuminates a disproportionately...

  • ASIN: 1501143999

Appreciating Whisky: The Connoisseur's Guide to Nosing, Tasting and Enjoying Scotch

Appreciating Whisky: The Connoisseur's Guide to Nosing, Tasting

Appreciating Whisky offers the reader detailed, structured knowledge on how to develop his or her palate for whisky. Readers are first taken on a detailed tour of how whisky is produced, what each of its constituents and each of the stages of its manufacture bring to the final product. With this grounding, readers are then introduced to the various chemical processes at work during distillation and maturation that give each whisky its distinct characteristics. Using specific popular whiskies as examples, readers are taught how to recognize what they are tasting and smelling, and how to describe this in the language of the experts.

  • ASIN: 0996827757

Whisky Classified: Choosing Single Malts by Flavour

Whisky Classified: Choosing Single Malts by

Ten years ago, Whisky Classified revolutionized our appreciation of single malt whisky. David Wishart cut through the confusing jargon often used to describe single malts and replaced it with an objective and easily applied guide to taste using a new flavour profile. Twelve dimensions to the aroma and taste of a single malt whisky were identified: body, sweetness, smoky, medicinal, tobacco, honey, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity, floral. Single malt whisky is the fastest expanding sector of the booming whisky market. In this revised and updated anniversary edition, Dr Wishart has included all the new UK and Irish producers of single malt whisky that have emerged in the last 10 years. The author has also updated the taste profiles for each selected malt and reviewed previous entries to ensure that this book remains the definitive guide to tasting malt whisky. Each entry includes a short description of the distillery, information for visitors, the author's own tasting notes and his flavour profiles according to this innovative classification. The history of whisky-making and production methods are clearly explained, and Dr Wishart also reveals how to organize a whisky tasting. Whisky Classified is for all whisky drinkers, from the novice to the connoisseur.

  • Brand: Pavilion
  • ASIN: 1862059136

Masterclass: Single Malt Whiskies of Scotland

Masterclass: Single Malt Whiskies of

• A journey along the 18 most renowned distilleries of Scotland by acknowledged whisky connoisseur Bob Minnekeer• Includes glorious photographs by Andrew Verschetze Whisky buff Bob Minnekeer travels through Scotland and visits the 18 most high-profile distilleries, such as Bowmore, Glenfiddich and Auchentoshan. These distilleries are internationally renowned for their world-class whisky. In every distillery, Bob Minnekeer focuses on one specific aspect that makes the distillery and their whisky unique. This book is a wonderful overview of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries, seen from a unique perspective. Bob Minnekeer tells you everything you've always wanted to know about the manufacturing process of these renowned whiskies, and shows you how to smell and taste whisky like a professional. In addition, the book shows you the must-see places in Scotland, around the distilleries. Each chapter is infused with beautiful pictures by experienced photographer Andrew Verschetze.Distilleries featured: 1. Edradour; 2. Glenfiddich; 3. The Glenlivet; 4. Aberlour; 5. Glenfarclas; 6. Macallan; 7. Dalmore; 8. Glenmorangie; 9. Highland Park; 10. Tomatin; 11. Ben Nevis; 12. Talisker; 13. Springbank; 14. Auchentoshan; 15. Bunnahabhain; 16. Bowmore; 17. Laphroaig; 18. Ardbeg.Also available ...

  • Brand: Bob Minnekeer
  • ASIN: 940142277X

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide To Single Malt Scotch

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide To Single Malt

Michael Jackson is renowned for his pithy wisdom and a remarkable ability to evoke aromas and flavors. This fully revised and expanded edition of Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch is the definitive guide to single malt whisky and its producers worldwide. The completely new introduction incorporates Jackson's most recent research on the origins and evolution of the “water of life,” the nature of aromas and flavors, and regional differences. The book's core is the comprehensive A-to-Z of single malts, arranged by distillery. Each entry offers a new introduction and key information, and features Jackson's evocative, highly regarded tasting notes and ratings. This edition features a refreshed design, specially commissioned photographs of distilleries, and more than 1,000 tasting notes.

  • Brand: Brand: Running Press
  • ASIN: 0762413131

Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender

Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch

Richard Paterson has Scotch whisky running through his veins. His grandfather and father were both prominent in the Scotch whisky industry in Glasgow for decades before Richard joined a competing whisky brokerage firm to start his apprenticeship. But this is no dry textbook on blending. Far from it. Humour, insight, history, a love of people and an abiding and evangelical passion inform every page. For the first time one of the world's foremost whisky blenders reveals how he rose through the ranks to top of his profession. He also candidly reveals some of the secrets of his craft and gives his thoughts on where he feels the industry is heading today. Lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white with black and white line artwork, this is destined to become a whisky classic and an essential item on every whisky lover's bookshelf. CONTENTS 1. Raw Spirit - The Birth of a Blender 2. Maturation Begins 3. The Spirit of Campbeltown - Glen Scotia 4. A Blender in the Making 5. The Spirit of the Highlands - Dalmore & Fettercairn 6. The Master Blender 7. The Art of Whisky Blending 8. The Spirit of the Islands - Jura 9. Going for Gold - Fully Matured

  • ASIN: B00B77AQA4

Scottish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave

Scottish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know

With Scottish Miscellany, author Jonathan Green lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Scottish traditions and folklore, giving you the answers to questions you’ve always had—or never knew you had—and more as he covers all aspects of Scotland. From Scottish culture to the ancient history of the country to modern pastimes, this book has all that and more. Learn why the thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland, how Scotch whisky is made, why the Scots celebrate Hogmanay, how to play the bagpipes, and much more. This delightful book is the perfect gift for anyone planning a visit to Scotland, with an interest in Scottish history, or a drop of Scottish blood. With 50 color illustrations.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a ...

  • ASIN: 1628737190
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