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Smart Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Smart Guide)

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The singular and smart guide to understanding, appreciating, and collecting single malt Scotch whisky. The world of single malt whisky offers an opportunity to appreciate a different drink that has highly nuanced flavors and aromas. It is a world rooted in tradition, stories, and fellowship. For the reader, who would like to know more about single malt whiskies, but simply doesn't know where to start-let alone choose one from all the offerings on the shelves or attempt to pronounce their names properly, this book provides information to: * Learn about the distilleries * Master the pronunciation of Scotch malt whisky names * Identify the flavors in the house style of each distillery * Recognize the whisky regions * Appreciate the flavors and aromas of single malt whisky * Understand the making of malt whisky * Read a bottle label, as defined by recent regulations * Choose and buy single malt whisky Readers who want additional information will learn to: * Appreciate the development of flavors in whisky * Host a tasting * Use the language of whisky descriptors * Discover little known distilleries * Build a collection of malts for yourself nd for auction * Manage a taste of the expensive ones Read this Smart Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky to introduce yourself to Scotland's original whisky and to guide you as you learn about the varieties of this sipping whisky. Then use the Guide to move yourself to new levels of sophisticated appreciation and deeper levels of knowledge.

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Single malt Scotch whiskies are renowned for their highly nuanced flavors and aromas, but the world of the single malt Scotch, while rooted in tradition and fellowship, can also throw up an intimidating number of offerings. Lavishly illustrated, this singular and savvy guide provides information on the making of malt whisky, the primary whisky regions, the various distilleries, identifying the flavors in each distillerys “house style,” how to appreciate the flavors and aromas of single malt whisky, reading a bottle label—even how to pronounce the names of certain Scotch whiskies. Additional sections introduce readers to the language of whisky descriptors and a few little-known distilleries, as well as how to manage a taste of some of the rarest and priciest single malt Scotches available. And, because a good single malt is always better when enjoyed in company, this manual offers recommendations for buying single malt Scotch whisky and hosting a tasting. This is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to deepen their appreciation for and knowledge of this “sipping whisky.”

About the Author

Elizabeth Riley Bell is an expert and consultant on single malt Scotch who has evaluated single malts for magazine buying guides as well as the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh, Scotland. She worked for a time in Speyside distillery in Scotland and was the first American, and one of the first women, to be invited to undergo training in the sensory evaluation of whiskies at the Scotch Whisky Research Institute at Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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ISBN:
9780983442141
Author:
Bell, Elizabeth Riley
Publisher:
Smart Guide Publications Inc.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines and Beer
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Smart Guides
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Single malt Scotch whiskies are renowned for their highly nuanced flavors and aromas, but the world of the single malt Scotch, while rooted in tradition and fellowship, can also throw up an intimidating number of offerings. Lavishly illustrated, this singular and savvy guide provides information on the making of malt whisky, the primary whisky regions, the various distilleries, identifying the flavors in each distillerys “house style,” how to appreciate the flavors and aromas of single malt whisky, reading a bottle label—even how to pronounce the names of certain Scotch whiskies. Additional sections introduce readers to the language of whisky descriptors and a few little-known distilleries, as well as how to manage a taste of some of the rarest and priciest single malt Scotches available. And, because a good single malt is always better when enjoyed in company, this manual offers recommendations for buying single malt Scotch whisky and hosting a tasting. This is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to deepen their appreciation for and knowledge of this “sipping whisky.”

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