Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Canongate U.S. (November 10, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,149,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #184 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Wine & Spirits > Whiskey #642 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Cocktails & Mixed Drinks #864 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Wine & Spirits > Spirits
This is an absolute jewel of a book for anyone wanting to educate themselves on the subject of whisky. Informative and poetic, the author makes this book a very enjoyable read. I highly recommend it.
I have already a few books about "Whisky". All are must haves. However, how this non-drinking fellow "speaks" about this, is prozaÃ¯c.Difficult to find, happy to have him.
Published in the 1930's and never again seeing the light of day until recently, this vapid little book has been embraced by today's generation of scotch whisky enthusiasts as an essential expression of their creed. It's not hard to see why. The thoughts expressed by the author are generally those of the modern single malt snob.That doesn't necessarily make it a bad book. Its style could have saved it. Except that, unfortunately here, its style is pedantic and pretentious.But if while reading this book you find yourself agreeing with everything the author says, and feel yourself transported to higher planes of exclusive good taste and right opinions, which only persons of your immense intelligence can possess, then please, by all means, enjoy.The book's last chapter, in which the author describes recipes for the hot toddy and other early whisky drinks, should be of interest to cocktailians.
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