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Publisher Comments:

Whether readers are interested in the story behind the aromas and flavors or in what makes certain distilleries unique, this book is one of the most fascinating illustrated examinations of whiskey on the market.

Review:

"The occasional tippler may be intimidated by all the nuances of fine whiskey; after all, there are just so many variables to consider. What is the local climate and geography of the distillery? What the kind of grain is used, and how is it prepared for fermenting? What is the shape of the still? What kind of oak is used for the cask, and how long is the whiskey aged? Jackson's collection of essays and photographs will teach newbies how to answer all of these questions, but it will gratify the most obsessive enthusiasts as well. Every step of the process gets its own explanation, and there are even essays on food pairings and cocktail recipes. The bulk of the book, however, is taken up by an almost encyclopedic compendium of distilleries from all over the planet, including Germany and Japan. Individually, each section is informative; but taken together, the sheer amount of information may make novices feel overwhelmed. This is not to suggest that Jackson's 'definitive world guide' is to be avoided. Rather, like the drink it celebrates, it's best in small doses. So here's what you do: buy a bottle of your favorite scotch, rye or bourbon, and another bottle of one that intrigues you. Read about each distillery, then check out Jackson's brief and informative section 'How to Nose and Taste.' Then pour two fingers in a highball glass, put on some relaxing music, and enjoy the spirit of the spirit." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

The world's best known and probably most respected writer on beer and whiskey takes readers on a lavishly and colorfully illustrated tour not only of whiskey-producing countries, but also of the whiskey family, aromas and flavors and the factors that influence them, and the myriad ways he has found or heard of to enjoy it. Perhaps a surprise to some is the inclusion of Japan among the whiskey countries.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The world's best known and probably most respected writer on beer and whiskey takes readers on a lavishly and colorfully illustrated tour not only of whiskey-producing countries, but also of the whiskey family, aromas and flavors and the factors that influence them, and the myriad ways he has found or heard of to enjoy it. Perhaps a surprise to some is the inclusion of Japan among the whiskey countries. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Michael Jackson is the world's bestselling writer on the subjects of whiskey and beer. He has written numerous books on the subjects, including DK's Malt Whiskey Companion and Great Beer Guide. He also contributes to Whisky magazine, The Washington Post, and Playboy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789497109
Author:
Jackson, Michael
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Subject:
Whiskey
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10.86x8.14x1.17 in. 3.26 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The occasional tippler may be intimidated by all the nuances of fine whiskey; after all, there are just so many variables to consider. What is the local climate and geography of the distillery? What the kind of grain is used, and how is it prepared for fermenting? What is the shape of the still? What kind of oak is used for the cask, and how long is the whiskey aged? Jackson's collection of essays and photographs will teach newbies how to answer all of these questions, but it will gratify the most obsessive enthusiasts as well. Every step of the process gets its own explanation, and there are even essays on food pairings and cocktail recipes. The bulk of the book, however, is taken up by an almost encyclopedic compendium of distilleries from all over the planet, including Germany and Japan. Individually, each section is informative; but taken together, the sheer amount of information may make novices feel overwhelmed. This is not to suggest that Jackson's 'definitive world guide' is to be avoided. Rather, like the drink it celebrates, it's best in small doses. So here's what you do: buy a bottle of your favorite scotch, rye or bourbon, and another bottle of one that intrigues you. Read about each distillery, then check out Jackson's brief and informative section 'How to Nose and Taste.' Then pour two fingers in a highball glass, put on some relaxing music, and enjoy the spirit of the spirit." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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