Whiskies Galore

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 0857903519

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years. But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not merely a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland's islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea,and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert's knowledge of whisky with a travel writer's fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands' magical drams.
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Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster

Traveling through Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

Author: William W. Starr

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611171229

Category: Travel

Page: 232

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Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster is a memoir of a twenty-first-century literary pilgrimage to retrace the famous eighteenth-century Scottish journey of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson, two of the most celebrated writers of their day. William W. Starr enlivens this crisply written travelogue with a playful wit, an enthusiasm for all things Scottish, the boon and burden of American sensibility, and an ardent appreciation for Boswell and Johnson—who make frequent cameos throughout these ramblings. In 1773 the sixty-three-year-old Johnson was England's preeminent man of letters, and Boswell, some thirty years Johnson's junior, was on the cusp of achieving his own literary celebrity. For more than one hundred days, the distinguished duo toured what was then largely unknown Scottish terrain, later publishing their impressions of the trip in a pair of classic journals. In 2007 Starr embarked on a three-thousand-mile trek through the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, following the path—though in reverse—of Boswell and Johnson. He recorded a wealth of keen observations on his encounters with people and places, lochs and lore, castles and clans, fables and foibles. Starr couples his contemporary commentary with passages from Boswell's and Johnson's published accounts, letters, and diaries to weave together a cohesive travel guide to the Scotland of yore and today. This is a celebration of Scottish life and a spirited endorsement of the wondrous, often unexpected discoveries to be made through good travel and good writing.
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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Donald Reid

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409351645

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular region. Written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, the guide features detailed practical advice on what to see and do and how to get about, plus up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, B&Bs, pubs, activity operators and campsites. This guide covers everything from hiking in the Cairngorms to whale-watching on Mull, plus where to find the best local produce from fresh oysters to fine malt whiskies. There are also features on the area's unique wildlife and where to watch it, plus outdoor activities from mountain biking and climbing to surfing and skiing. With clear maps and detailed coverage of Scotland's islands, national parks and mountain areas, The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands will help you make the most of your trip. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands. Now available in epub format.
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Whisky

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831007646

Category: Whiskey

Page: 288

View: 896

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Whisky Galore

Author: Compton Mackenzie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473524504

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 564

It's 1943 and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There's no conversation, no jolity, no fun - until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune...
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A taste of Scotch

Author: Derek Cooper

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd

ISBN: 9780233984605

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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The Secret Still

Scotland's Clandestine Whisky Makers

Author: Gavin D. Smith

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841582368

Category: Cooking

Page: 187

View: 5644

This work covers Scottish illicit distilling. It examines the historical events and legislation that gave rise to, and sustained, its boom years. During those times, the Scottish countryside, and even city centres, teemed with sma' stills and were awash with whiskey which had been distilled without payment of excise duty. It follows the fortunes of the illicit distillers as successive governments tried to prevent them from plying their trade, and chronicles its decline after the first quarter of the 19th century. Not that illicit distilling ever disappeared in Scotland, contrary to popular belief, and the recent past - and present - is far from neglected. Using a blend of formal documentation, apocryphal tales and oral history, this work focuses on the manufacture, transportation and eventual consumption of the product of Scotland's illicit stills. The important role played by women in illicit distilling is given due credit.
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Scotland

Author: Tom Smallman,Graeme Cornwallis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864425928

Category: Scotland

Page: 488

View: 6301

The Scottish Highlands are one of Europe's last great wildernesses, with a wealth of mountains, lakes, rivers, moors and dramatic coastal scenery. This guide to the country has separate chapters detailing the historic Highlands, and provides information on climbing, fishing, golf and walking.
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Around Scotland

a touring guide

Author: Kenneth Slavin,Julie Slavin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 8619

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Scotland Revisited

Author: Janice Anderson

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 9781577172246

Category: Travel

Page: 80

View: 4340

Armchair travelers and globetrotters alike will appreciate these lavishly illustrated, informative volumes which will rekindle old memories and inspire new flights of fancy. Combining the story of Scotland's turbulent past and its many celebrated heroes with information on the nation as it is today, the author gives the reader a tour of this fabled land, traveling from region to region and enjoying their sights and history.
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Scotland Handbook

The Travel Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scotland

Page: N.A

View: 448

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Discover Scotland

Author: Bryn Frank

Publisher: Nicholson

ISBN: 9780702806964

Category: Scotland

Page: 98

View: 3060

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Northern Scotland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aberdeenshire (Scotland)

Page: N.A

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The Scottish Highlands

Author: John Anthony Lister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Page: 220

View: 3579

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Der Mann, der Inseln liebte

Erzählung

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455813801

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 361

D. H. Lawrence’ grandiose Erzählung über die Abgründe der menschlichen Existenz - neu übersetzt von Benjamin Lebert: Ein Mann liebt Inseln. Er sucht sein Glück auf einer sturmumtosten Insel. Hier erschafft er sich seine eigene Welt, richtet alles nach seinen Vorstellungen ein. Doch schon bald wird sein Glück bedroht, nicht von Wind und Wellen, sondern von den anderen Menschen. Also flüchtet der Mann auf eine kleinere Insel und schließlich auf eine noch kleinere Insel, bis er schließlich ganz allein ist, allein mit dem Meer. Immer tiefer verliert er sich in sich selbst, in seinen Wünschen und Sehnsüchten. Eine Geschichte über einen Menschen, der den Rückzug aus der Welt wagt, um die Gezeiten, die Schwingungen der Seele zu spüren, um sich sein eigenes Paradies zu erschaffen.
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Theatre Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

View: 862

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Wild Wales

Its People, Language and Scenery

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: Digital Antiquaria

ISBN: 1580572839

Category: History

Page: 579

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I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.
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Scotland

Author: Ann F. Stonehouse

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9781400017041

Category: Travel

Page: 342

View: 4981

Fodor’s See It Scotland is perfect for travelers who want to understand Scotland's history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native Scot while they’re there. Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the ONLY illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling–complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout. Hotels Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Scotland, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to low-budget hostels, we’ll tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms. Restaurants If you want to experience the best that Scotland has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From affordable, steak pies at local pubs to places where you can splurge on a romantic, candlelit dinner–like Glenskirlie House Restaurant in Banknock–you’ll find it in see it Scotland. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there. The Sights Whether you want to climb up Calton Hill for a great view across Edinburgh, get lost in a museum, make your way to the Rhinns of Galloway or watch a sunset over the Western Isles, see it Scotland will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the country without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book. What to Do? Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Scotland has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s see it Scotland provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Scotland’s music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events. Atlas and Maps Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas. Fodor’s see it™ A brand-new series that shows you before you go, guides you while you’re there, and makes the perfect keepsake on your return.
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