From Scotch, Irish, Single Malt and Blend to Woody Bourbon or Rye: The book “World Whiskey” is dedicated to the different types of whisky and its legendary brands. The book was published by Dorling Kindersley and comes from the editor Charles MacLean, one of the foremost experts in the field. The readers will find fascinating information about 650 legendary and traditional sorts of whiskys as well as unusual or lesser-known new discoveries of whisky brands from all over the world in 352 pages with around 900 illustrations.
The multi-faceted drink for connoisseurs
Whisky is a traditional cult drink: The interest in whisky is growing, and it is more than ever today. “World Whiskey” is not an ordinary book; it is a well-illustrated whisky counter, where connoisseurs can fathom the intoxicating secrets of this multi-faceted drink. The vivid portraits of the important distilleries, such as Laphroaig, Bushmills, Jack Daniel’s are presented with complementary background information on the manufacturing processes, maturation and design of the glasses and also counterfeits. For each brand, you will find the address and web address of the distillery or the owner’s name and a brief outline of the history and special features.
In addition, the publication also provides travel and tour recommendations including maps, directions and information on the distilleries to visit in the renowned whisky regions of Speyside, Islay, Ireland, Kentucky and Japan as well as tips for the finest spots and local restaurants. A tasting table with space to push your pencil and jot down your own notes makes reading an up close and personal experience around this amber coloured water of life.
Whisky drinking nations targeting connoisseurs
The first half of this whisky guide talks about major whisky drinking nations, which include Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada and Japan. The second half encompasses the rest of the world namely Europe, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. The chapter for each country starts with a map and gives an overview of the locations of the distilleries.
Paired with contributions from the world’s most renowned whisky experts including Dave Broom, Peter Mulryan, Ian Buxton and Jürgen Deibel, the book delivers cumulative Whisky know-how right from the heating process to maturing, bottling and tasting. Juergen Deibel is known to be the most popular spirit drinks connoisseur of Germany. With more than thirty years of experience in the industry and practice as an independent consultant, he has acquired immense knowledge of high quality spirit drinks – be it history, manufacturing or the chemistry of heating in distillation, ingredients, categories or brands.
Editor Charles MacLean
Since 1981, the author Charles MacLean has written for many leading specialist magazines worldwide. He was the founding editor of Whisky Magazine and author of ten award-winning books and moderator of the world’s only whisky TV channel (www.singlemalt.tv). In 1992, he was named “Keeper of the Quaich,” the whisky industry’s highest honour, in recognition of his services to the Scottish single malt.
“World Whiskey” is an indispensable standard work for whisky connoisseurs, retro-fans and also rookies in the world of this celebrated spirit drink.
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Posted on 16.02.2018
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