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Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas

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Thoughtful essays on the history, significance, and pleasures of whiskey Everyone becomes a philosopher with a drink in hand, but "Whiskey & Philosophy" takes this natural pairing to a new level. It explores a range of philosophical topics related to whiskey through engaging reflections written by philosophers, whiskey writers, and others.

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ebook, 384 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by John Wiley & Sons (first published October 1st 2009)
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Steven Peterson
Dec 20, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the outset, this book captures one's interest. In the opening pages, we learn that even the spelling of the subject matter of this book is an issue (At one point, the editors note that they had tho0ught of calling the book "Whisk(e)y & Philosophy" to account for that; they were talked out of doing this, though). First, let me confess. I am not much of a whisky drinker. I once wrote a review in a DK volume on the subject, and--out of curiosity--ended up investing in a bottle of Glenfiddich ...more
Camper
Nov 17, 2009 Camper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review from Alcademics.com:

The new book Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas is fun, fun, fun, if you're a giant whiskey nerd.

I suppose I'm an equal-opportunity spirits nerd, so I quite enjoyed the book. There is an entire section called "The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Whiskey" and what's not to like about that? The other sections of the book are The History and Culture of Whiskey, the Beauty and Experience of Whiskey, Ethics and Whiskey, and Whiskey: A Sense of Place.
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Mark Heywood
Oct 04, 2014 Mark Heywood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I took my time reading this as it is a collection of mostly fabulous stories. It is hard to provide a single rating, so my 4 star is really an average. There were definite 5 star stories and a few 3 star, but overall I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to those with an interest to expand their knowledge of scotch history, culture, business and how to appreciate it more.
Patrick
Essay collection about whiskey. At times interesting, dry, whimsical or pedantic. More than just what makes good whiskey. A set of different of perspectives for sure.
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