Synopses & Reviews
Portable sized edition of the award-winning Malt Whisky
, from Charles MacLean, a world authority on the subject of malt whisky.
This edition is produced in a smaller format than the original Malt Whisky to allow the whisky enthusiast to carry it as a portable companion for reference when buying, tasting, or visiting distilleries. Full color maps locate the key distilleries, while over 150 photographs capture the essence of the spirit and how it is made. Charles MacLean describes how to appreciate and get the most out of tasting malt whisky, and a detailed A-Z directory features all of Scotland's key distilleries and their whiskies with full color labels. Also included are tips on buying malt whisky, as well as a guide to distillery visitor facilities and the best whisky societies and websites. This book offers all the information any malt lover could ever need to appreciate this magical spirit to the full.
This wide-ranging and evocative photographic portrait of Scotland's distilleries, from Talisker to Lagavulin, from Laphroaig to Dalwhinnie, from the Isle of Arran to Glenkinchie, describes the "cultural terroir" of the country's fifty greatest distilleries--the ingredients, practices, and traditions that result in an exquisite range of single-malt whiskies. Over 250 specially commissioned photographs capture the texture of the surrounding landscapes through the changing seasons, vividly portray the craftsmen who work there, and detail the fabric of the buildings themselves. A unique addition to the literature on Scotch whisky, with text by the world's greatest whisky expert, Spirit of Place
is the perfect gift for anyone planning to tour Scotland's distilleries, a souvenir for anyone who has visited them, and simply the perfect companion to a dram at home.
About the Author
Charles MacLean is the author of ten books, including the standard work on whisky brands, Scotch Whisky, and the leading book on single-malts, Malt Whisky. He has been managing editor of the Eyewitness Companion to Whisky and World Whiskies. He lives near Edinburgh. Lara Platman is a photographer and writer specializing in documenting areas of culture often considered endangered or eccentric. Her previous books include Harris Tweed and Art Workers Guild. Allan MacDonald is a photographer and folk musician specializing in landscapes and portraits. A son of the Hebrides, he is now based in Edinburgh. His work has been published in Time, the Huffington Post, the Daily Telegraph, and the Daily Mail.