This critically acclaimed guide to whiskeys of all types is back in print with its comprehensive coverage of every conceivable whiskey in precise, detailed, easy to understand yet delightful to read descriptions.
While specially designed for quick and easy reference, the book is tastefully produced and handsome in its own right the perfect gentleman s gift. Featuring over a thousand entries, this handbook discusses the world s leading and lesser-known whiskeys, making it an ideal source for the aficionado and the budding novice alike.
Every traditional type of whiskey is included: Scotch single malt, blends, vatted malts, single grains, and Irish, as well as those from the new world (bourbon, rye, and Canadian). The book also takes a serious look at trendy new whiskeys emerging from Japan and continental Europe and explores how unique flavours are created through variations of ingredients, distilling techniques, and aging.
Organized alphabetically in the style of a dictionary, the volume is rounded out with additional advice on serving, collecting, and storage. Every manner and nuance of whiskey is discussed between the book s elegant covers.