Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: DK (September 21, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
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This is an outstanding book for the whisky lover. Primarily touching on Scotch Whiskies, the book also discusses Irish, Rye, Bourbon, Tennessee, Asian, and boutique brands.The whiskies are arranged alphabetically with gorgeous pictures of the bottles of each whisky a several paragraph to full page description of the distillery from which the whisky originates (primarily for single malts). There are also short but concise and well written tasting notes for each whisky including information such as alcohol by volume.Most every single brand, blend, or single malt I could think of is represented with only a few omissions, most certainly due to certain blends that may have been released only very recently.There are also full color articles in the book expanding on topics of interest to the whisky lover from cask making to glass selection, peat harvesting, and more.This is a wonderful book. It is a well written and beautiful book on whisky. The pages are all full color glossy on heavy bond paper. This hardbound is a definite addition for your home library or private bar.
I looked at a lot of different whiskey books at a bookstore and this one has the best layout and organization style. It lists whiskeys by country (US, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, and others). Then within each country, it further breaks down into regions. There are good size pictures of each whiskey. The descriptions are just the right length to give you a good background. There are also random fact sheets mixed in throughout the book. I bought this for my boyfriend who is a whiskey enthusiast and he absolutely loved it. There is also a handy checklist in the back to keep track of whiskeys that you have tasted. For aesthetic purposes, it is large enough to look nice on a coffee table, but it is also a good size for traveling with. I highly recommend this book of all the whiskey books that are out there.
I bought this book for my husband who reads a lot of magazines, but very few books. He loved it! He picks it up over and over, just to read a bit here and there. Very well written, nice layout, terrific information.
There are few consoling or celebratory pleasures in life to equal a glass of really good whiskey. For the connoisseur (and those who aspire to such a level of expertise), there is now "World Whiskey: A Nation-by-Nation Guide to the Best", a superbly organized and encyclopedically detailed reference compendium showcasing more than 700 whiskies, revealing insider information on distillery secrets, and providing extensive information on distillery tours. Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout with color photography, "World Whiskey" covers whiskey festivals, tasting rooms, and whiskey-centric bars. Of special value for the novice is the opening articles on the making of whiskey, identification of the diverse types of whiskey, and the fundamental principles of appreciating whiskey. Enhanced with a glossary, an extensive listing of references, and section for 'Your Tasting Notes', "World Whiskey" is a highly recommended addition for personal reading lists and community library reference collections.
This book was excellent. It talks about how whiskey's made, including some specifics for particular whiskeys. It also has a surprisingly accurate description of most every whiskey you will ever come across and pictures all throughout the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who cares about whiskey
This is a wonderful coffee table book about Whiskey. There are very well done photos of nearly every distiller's bottles with a good summary of each. Also, it contains simplified descriptions of the countries, regions and processes that go into making all of the different types of Whiskeys.
My Wife got this book for me as a Christmas gift and I must say, she did very well. As a Whiskey Lover, but not very well educated on Whiskey, this is an extremely informative, well organized book to step up my game.
I found this edition to be an excellent resource for whiskey types as well as the distilling processes and the different regions where it is produced.
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