Whiskies Galore

A Tour of Scotland's Island Distilleries

Author: IAN. BUXTON

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780275642

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Page: 272

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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 simply 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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Chasing the Dram

Finding the Spirit of Whisky

Author: Rachel McCormack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471157245

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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‘Hard not to hate Rachel McCormack who bags the best gig of the year and then writes a brilliant book’ Val McDermid Whisky is Scotland's national drink and has been for over five hundred years, since then becoming a global phenomenon. It is a drink that is a profound and important part of Scottish life and culture but, unlike other countries and their national libations, it has hardly been used in food. Rachel McCormack is going to change that with this book. Limiting whisky to a drink, she believes, is similar to the traditional Presbyterian attitude to sex; it should only be done with the lights off and in the missionary position. Rachel believes that there is an entire Karma Sutraof whisky use out there and she has put it in this book. Interspersing an engaging mix of anecdotes, history and information on distillers and recipes, this book will appeal to everyone from the cooking whisky connoisseur, to the novice whisky learner looking for some guidance on what to eat and cook. Rachel travels the length and breadth of Scotland, discovering a myriad of unique and interesting people and facts about this remarkable drink, with interviews with the key people who create it around the country, as she visits the famous distilleries of her country, as well as the more home-grown variety.
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The Hebrides

Author: Paul Murton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780274676

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Page: 240

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Paul Murton has spent half-a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world - the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of the Scotland's rugged, six-thousand-mile coast line, and sailed to over eighty islands.In this book Paul visits each of the Hebridean islands in turn, introducing their myths anc legends, history, culture and extraordinary natural beauty. In addition he also meets the people who live there and learns their story. He has met crofters, fishermen, tweed weavers, Gaelic singers, clan chiefs, artists, postmen and bus drivers - people from every walk of life who make the islands tick. This blend of the contemporary and the traditional creates a vivid account of the Hebrides and serves as unique guide to the less well known aspects of life among the islands.
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The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

Author: Alfred Barnard

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781841586526

Category: Distilleries

Page: 632

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Around 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper’s Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit each distillery in Scotland, England and Ireland. Accompanied by friends, he visited over 150 distilleries. The names found in his reports still excite the dedicated whisky connoisseur today, as well as others whose fame has faded at the turn of the 19th century. The appeal of Barnard’s book lies not only in the technical descriptions of each distillery’s processes, but also in the colourful descriptions of his journeys, brimming with historical colour and detail. A superbly illustrated facsimile edition, with over 200 engravings, this book is a complete guide to the origins of Scotland’s national drink, as well as a lively picture of life and travel in the Victorian age. This new revised edition has finally gathered together all of Alfred Barnard’s writings on the whisky distilleries of the United Kingdom, making it the definitive collection on the subject. The new material that has been added includes: ‘A Visit to Pattison & Elder & Cos, Leith, and Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery’, ‘Willie Brewed a Peck o’ Maut: A Run Through Some Famous Scotch Distilleries: Bunnahabhain Islay; Glen Rothes-Glenlivet; Tamdhu-Glenlivet & Glenglassaugh Banffshire’, ‘John Walker and Sons’, ‘How to Blend Scotch Whisky’, and ‘Dalmore’.
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Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018

The Facts, The People, The News, The Stories

Author: Ingvar Ronde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957655348

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Page: 297

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Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. This 13th edition is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on more than 400 whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky experts contribute with new features written exclusively for this new edition along with details of hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. The Independent Bottlers chapter gives you all the details about the world ́s most successful blenders and bottlers complete with tasting notes. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018 includes more than 250 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan. Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.
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A Field Guide to Whisky

An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level

Author: Hans Offringa

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657516

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. With the whisky market booming all over the world, now is a perfect time for a comprehensive guide to this popular brown spirit. What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation? What are the current whisky trends around the world? And who was Jack Daniel, anyway? This abundance of information is distilled(!) into 324 short entries covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider. Boasting 230 color photographs and a beautiful package to boot, A Field Guide to Whisky will make a whisky expert out of anyone.
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A taste of Scotch

Author: Derek Cooper

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd

ISBN: 9780233984605

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 1967

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Spirit of Place

Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries

Author: Charles Maclean

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613731833

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 9873

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.
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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised & Updated)

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Hachette Scotland

ISBN: 0755362985

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Revised and updated in 2013, 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
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30-Second Whisky

The 50 Essential Elements of Producing and Enjoying the World's Whiskies, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Author: Charles MacLean

Publisher: 30 Second

ISBN: 9781782404903

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Page: 160

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The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds. 30-Second Whisky uses this unique approach to demystify the subject for everyone. Compiled by whisky experts, not elites, this beginner's guide serves up all you need to read the message in the bottle in 50 small nips--or rather, a mere 300 words and one picture. Here's how to enjoy whisky--or whiskey--from the single malts and blends of Scotland to the acclaimed Irish, North American, and Asian counterparts.
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The Whisky Dictionary

Author: Iain Hector Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910985922

Category: Whiskey

Page: 350

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Whisky speak itself has been casked between the covers of this delightful guide, with hundreds of entries and beautiful illustrations.
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The Great Drams of Scotland

A Conversational Meander Through the Rich History of Scotch Whisky

Author: Greg Dillon

Publisher: Reddoor Publishing

ISBN: 9781910453346

Category: Whiskey

Page: 224

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Greg Dillon weaves together anecdotes and historical accounts from the annals of over 40 different distilleries to form a casual, conversational book that brings the history of whiskey to life. Through fact, myth and humour, each chapter guides the reader through legendary tales that date as far back as the 15th century, chronicling 19 whiskey brands that have contributed to the phenomenal success of Scotch whisky. 'The Great Drams of Scotland' tracks how this spirit has been enjoyed over the last 200 years, bringing us to where whisky is today: a globally loved and celebrated drink enjoyed neat, mixed, shaken, stirred and over rocks.
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The Science and Commerce of Whisky

Author: Ian Buxton,Paul S Hughes

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782625585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Worldwide - whisky has never been in better shape. Despite the recession, new distillation capacity is being added at a record pace and new consumers in new markets are entering the arena. Distillers are experimenting with new finishes, packaging and marketing techniques and amongst consumers there is a hunger for knowledge and informed commentary. The Science and Commerce of Whisky is written by two acknowledged authorities in the area and fills a significant gap in the literature. It will provide a uniquely authoritative overview of a developing and dynamic sector reflecting best current practice and combine this with a historical perspective, production expertise and insightful, expert market and marketing commentary. The style is readable and accessible and will appeal to undergraduates on appropriate degree courses, industry and craft practitioners and the many whisky enthusiasts around the world.
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Shackleton's Whisky

The extraordinary story of an heroic explorer and twenty-five cases of unique MacKinlay's Old Scotch

Author: Neville Peat

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409052168

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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Sir Ernest Shackleton could never have imagined his name being closely associated with whisky, certainly not in the title of a book. Rarely did he consume strong drink. On his expeditions, he tolerated a ‘mild spree’ at times of celebration. But that was all. Drinking to excess appalled him. From an early age, growing up in a teetotal home, he was wary of alcohol. How, then, must he have felt about signing an order for twenty-five cases of whisky — 300 bottles — for his 1907–09 British Antarctic Expedition? Shackleton’s Whisky follows the story of the Rare Old Highland Whisky taken south on his Nimrod expedition. It celebrates the extraordinary achievements of men exploring an extraordinary place. It dips into the human-interest stories of polar life in the ‘heroic era’ of Antarctic exploration. Shackleton once wrote of his interest in documenting ‘the little incidents that go to make up the sum of the day’s work, the humour and the weariness, the inside view of men on an expedition’. Here is one such account, based largely on what he wrote and said about the expedition and also on what the members of his expedition wrote, for most participants kept a diary or journal. Antarctic exploration and whisky, in their own way, are both steeped in history, maturity, endurance, character, and technology. Both have a worldwide following, millions of fans. Their pathways coincided on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. With the recovery 100 years later of three cases of Scotch from icy entombment under the hut at Cape Royds and the subsequent return of three bottles to Scotland for sampling, analysis and a near-magical replication, the relationship of whisky and Antarctic exploration came sharply into focus, making a unique odyssey to the end of the Earth and back.
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Wood, Whiskey and Wine

A History of Barrels

Author: Henry H. Work

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780234171

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Barrels—we rarely acknowledge their importance, but without them we would be missing out on some of the world’s finest beverages—most notably whiskies and wines—and of course for over two thousand years they’ve been used to store, transport, and age an incredibly diverse array of provisions around the globe. In this comprehensive and wide-ranging book, Henry Work tells the intriguing story of the significant and ever-evolving role wooden barrels have played during the last two millennia, revealing how the history of the barrel parallels that of technology at large. Exploring how barrels adapted to the requirements of the world’s changing economy, Work journeys back to the barrel’s initial development, describing how the Celtic tribes of Northern Europe first crafted them in the first millennia BCE. He shows how barrels became intrinsically linked to the use of wood and ships and grew into a vital and flexible component of the shipping industry, used to transport not only wine and beer, but also nails, explosives, and even Tabasco sauce. Going beyond the shipping of goods, Work discusses the many uses of this cylindrical container and its relations—including its smaller cousin, the keg—and examines the process of aging different types of alcohol. He also looks at how barrels have survived under threat from today’s plastics, cardboards, and metals. Offering a new way of thinking about one of the most enduring and successful products in history, Wood, Whiskey and Wine will be a must-read for everyone from technology buffs to beverage aficionados who wish to better understand that evasive depth of flavor.
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Scotland's Secret History

The Illicit Distilling and Smuggling of Whisky

Author: Daniel MacCannell,Charles MacLean

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780273037

Category: History

Page: 160

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Illicit distilling in Scotland was seen as a 'right of man' at the end of the 17th century. Attempts to enforce excise duty on the spirit were therefore met with resistance, ranging from riots to more and more ingenious ways of avoiding paying tax. In this book and Charles MacLean and Daniel MacCannell give a fascinating insight into the day-to-day struggles that led to the increase in illicit distilling from the mid-1600s, then to its eventual demise in the early twentieth century. The Cabrach, a wild and sparsely populated part of Aberdeenshire, became renowned for its production of illicit whisky. Local inhabitants mixed farming and distilling with great skill, creating a network of stills and distribution to evade customs. Using new research first-hand historical accounts and official records, the authors show how spirits from this small parish were made and travelled far and wide, across the border to England and across the North Sea to France, firing up revolution and lending solidarity to the struggles of the Jacobites. Features: Making Whisky (Dennis McBain), The Jacobite Legacy (Murray Pittock), The Bard and the Bottle (David Purdie), The Dram In Folklore (Tom McKean), A Smuggler's Paradise (David Ferguson); Banff - The Smuggler's Royal Burgh (Jay Wilson), Scotland's Lost Distilleries (Brian Townsend).
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Masterclass: Single Malt Whiskies of Scotland

Author: Bob Minnekeer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789401422772

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Page: 288

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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 by Bob Minnekeer: Single Malt Flavours ISBN 9789020996074"
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The Scotch Whisky Treasures

A Journey of Discovery Into the World's Noblest Spirit

Author: Tom Bruce-Gardyne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780975658

Category: Whiskey

Page: 108

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101 Gins to Try Before You Die

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857902466

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond), this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin and a celebration of the hippest drink on the international bar scene. With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.
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