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The World Atlas of Whiskyby Dave Broom
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While Scotland gave birth to whisky, its progeny now populate all four corners of the globe - from the U.S. to Japan, South Africa to Scandinavia. Today whisky sales are booming, making the timing perfect for this massive, witty, gorgeously illustrated volume. An ideal whisky "bible" for either connoisseur or neophyte, THE WORLD ATLAS OF WHISKY covers the history, process, distilleries and expressions of the world great whiskies, complete with detailed maps and 150 labels.
Book News Annotation:
Despite its coffee-table appearance, this book is an authoritative guide to the world's whiskies and distilleries. The large format provides Broom--an award-winning writer on spirits--with room to supplement in-depth descriptions and tasting notes with hundreds of photographs, maps, and label reproductions. While featuring extensive coverage of the best-known whiskey regions in Scotland, Ireland, Japan, and North America, the book also looks at the whiskies of Europe, south and east Asia, South Africa, and Australia. This volume will be welcomed by both whisky aficionados and by readers looking for an accessible and engaging introduction to the subject. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Covering the history, process, distilleries, and expressions of the world's great whiskeys, Broom includes aroma and taste charts for the world's best blends, bourbons, and ryes.
About the Author
Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 20 years as a journalist an author. A four-time Glenfiddich Award-winning author, Broom is editor of the Scotch Whisky Review, editor of Whisky Magazine: Japan, consultant editor to Whisky Magazine (UK, USA, France, Spain) and writes for a number of other publications including The Spectator, Mixology and Imbide. In addition, he regularly appears on television and radio, and is actively involved in whisky education, acting as a consultant to major distillers on tasting technique as well as teaching professionals and the public.
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