Many aspects of Scotland are known and respected worldwide but the one that has unquestionably conquered the globe is Whisky. And while there are some adherents of Irish Whiskey, and some of Japanese, it is Scotch Whisky that is the over-riding favourite. Only the more exotic of French brandies come remotely close to the rich variety of tastes that Scotch offers. Whether it is the result of the art of the blender or the consummate skill of the single malt distiller, there is a whisky that will suit your tastes. Here are books that describe its taste, its production, its distilleries and its history.
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One of the best of the guidebooks to whisky due to its vast number of tasting notes.
Essential reference from one of the most respected whisky writers in the business.
A map guide to the whisky distilleries in Scotland.
A detailed analysis of the distinctive whiskies of Islay and their place in the history of this wild and beautiful island.
One of Scotland's best known writers on his other passion - Whisky.
John D Lamond
Gavin D Smith
Neil M Gunn
A new way of assessing and describing the taste of malt whisky.
The resurrection of the Bruichladdich distillery, one of the best of the famous Islay malts, and the men who brought it back to life against the odds.