Scotland and Its Whiskies: The Great Whiskies and Their Landscapes Hardcover – November 5, 2001
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The best book of its kind yet produced. A work of authority and understanding . . . He is particularly good on his description of each whisky."-The Scotsman
Michael Jackson pours his love of whisky into this wonderfully researched book."
-Evening Times (Glasgow)
- Item Weight : 1.9 pounds
- Hardcover : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0151009422
- ISBN-13 : 978-0151009428
- Dimensions : 9.75 x 0.25 x 8.75 inches
- Publisher : Harcourt; 1st US edition (November 5, 2001)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Keep it on your scotch shelf or by the armchair you like to sit in when you sip a dram. More picture than text, the history of the product is brief and easily read without delving too deeply. Hold the glass to your nose and smell the malt and peat. Hold a sip on your tongue and look at the photos of landscape that brings you this treat of relaxation. The narrative reads quickly and moves lightly from one topic to another. Not a collection of reviews, this is more like a travelogue from a whisky tour.
I bought this book in January 2011. In November 2011 I purchased "The Whiskies of Scotland: Encounters of a Connoisseur" and found out that they are the same book. The difference is mainly that the format of the book is smaller, pictures are cropped differently and text layout is slightly changed to accommodate the narrower pages. You can save a few dollars by picking the new edition. I'm a little disappointed but I guess someone will get the new one as a seasonal gift.
This is not a typical whisky book. Don't buy this one expecting a lot of detail on taste, etc...But if you are looking for a nice book with some great photography and explanations about the settings from which whisky comes...This is your book.
Mr. Jackson's wonderfully poetic description of the land that now owns my heart has served to make a return trip much more than a wish.
I so loved this book that I made a gift of it to the library of Cardhu Distillery.
Thank you Mr. Jackson for making Scotland come alive to Whisky lovers everywhere.
Top reviews from other countries
Les textes sont plutôt convenus, hagiographiques, quelques rares anecdotes intéressantes, beaucoup de verbiage poético-prétentieux, les descriptions de distilleries son souvent obsolètes, bref je m'est bien ennuyé à la lecture de ce livre.