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Single Malt and Scotch Whisky: A Guide to Hundreds of Brands and Varieties
This guide to single malt and Scotch whiskey is an essential resource for novices and seasoned experts alike. It includes more than 200 brands and varieties of Scotch and single malt whiskey. Ratings and detailed information on Scotch and the Scotch industry are included. Information on each brand includes the varieties’ strength, aroma, flavor, and distinguishing characte ...more
Published October 31st 2006 by Black Dog & Leventhal
(first published January 10th 1997)
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Aug 29, 2014 Moira Fogarty rated it it was ok · review of another edition
If brevity is the soul of wit, then this book is damned witty. Lots of questionable design went into this book, with awkward use of fonts and italics, large blurry photos watermarking pages behind text, and not a ton of information. Soundbites in place of proper tasting notes, with no authority behind them "My favourite of the tasting!" or "Too bold for my taste!" that feel as if they were recorded in the midst of a rowdy piss-up rather than a considered tasting session. A quick overview of the ...more
It is strange that I am giving this book four stars since I will never read two thirds of it! I do, however, have to say that the third that I did read was entertaining and informative. The parts that I will not read are simply a long list of different brands of whisky. While the history of some of the distilleries, or specifics about how each distiller creates their product could be interesting, I would rather drink it than read about it.