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on November 10, 1998
Daniel Lerner's primer on Scotch whisky (no "e" allowed!) is a useful book primarily for those with no knowledge of the subject- as Mr. Lerner admits he himself was when he embarked on this project. As a single-malt enthusiast but by no means an expert, I bought this book for its promised survey of and tasting notes on more than 100 whiskies. I regret to say that I was disappointed.
The greatest liability of the book is in the tasting notes, which are often vague, frequently simplistic, and rarely informative. Part of this is doubtless due to the rather scattershot tasting methods employed, described in an appendix by the author; however, if you're looking for detailed information on which whiskies match your personal tastes, this is not the book to buy.
For the beginner, perhaps, this manual, with its glossy color photography and useful general overview of the process of whisky production, is a decent buy; next time, however, I'll spend more money to get a more detailed book.
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on February 28, 2017
So much information so much knowledge, awesome !
I highly recommend this book . Could not put this book down once I started it ! Wow !
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on January 12, 2014
The Scotch Whisky world is steeped in tradition but also constantly changing. This book gives some great historical info but a lot of the information on distillers is out of date or just flat wrong. Cheap price makes it still worth checking out but not to be relied on as 100% correct.
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on February 2, 2016
Bought a couple of copies for friends. Good informational, easy reading if you're developing your appetite for single malt scotches.
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on April 15, 2015
Got this as a gift for my brother, a scotch lover, and he loved it! Lots of fun information on each distillery and different type of scotch.
Great gift for the scotch lover in your life.
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on December 2, 2013
Does a reasonable job as a quick read of explaining many of the fundamentals of single malt scotch along with blended. Additionally, provides details on many distilleries and brands.
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on December 14, 2012
This book is a fine book on the topic of Scotch Whisky. The highlights of this book is really the layout and the photography used in the book. There are other books that have a more complete list of Single-Malts (look for Michael Jackson), but this one is very nicely laid out.

I recommend it...
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on May 10, 2015
Good book. Could have done with a few more reviews and suggestions, but it's a good side book none-the-less.
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on January 5, 2014
Interesting gift for my husband - fun to read and help him set up a list of scotches to try
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on August 25, 2015
Great study of the single malt scotch world.
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