Whisky is the world’s favorite spirit and is enjoying booming sales, yet too often it is shrouded in mystery, myth and complex-sounding terminology. This book—written by three world-class experts—cuts through the jargon and offers first-rate advice on what to taste and try. It covers not just famous Highland malts, Irish pot still whiskeys, and American bourbons, but also whiskies from South East Asia, Japan, and Canada.
Each entry includes a short description of the distillery, information for visitors, tasting notes, and flavor profiles of the best-known blends. The history of whisky and its production methods are clearly explained, and there is advice on how to nose, taste, and savor, as well as how to organize a whisky tasting. There is also a selection of classic whisky cocktails, and advice on food pairing.
David Wishart became interested in malt whisky when he was first introduced to cask-strength Laphroaig by his father.
He was Director of Statistics at the Scottish Office and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Management at St Andrews University.
Neil Ridley is one of the UK’s new breed of passionate young wine and spirits writers. Neil writes regularly for drinks and lifestyle publications. Gavin D. Smith is a freelance journalist and author who specializes in drink subjects, most notably whisky.
He is the author and co-author of some 30 whisky books and contributes regularly to a wide range of publications. He lives in the Scottish Borders.