Peat Smoke and Spirit: A Portrait of Islay and Its Whiskies (Paperback)

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Despite its tiny size, seven different whisky distilleries populate the Isle of Islay, where some of the wildest and most flavorful hops in the malt-whisky spectrum are grown. Scotland’s renowned island is uncov...

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Andrew Jefford has won eight Glenfiddich Awards for his food writing, along with several other awards. He is the former drink correspondent for the Evening Standard, and his previous works include After-Dinner Drinks, Choosing Wine, The New France, and The World of Wine.

Despite its tiny size, seven different whisky distilleries populate the Isle of Islay, where some of the wildest and most flavorful hops in the malt-whisky spectrum are grown. Scotland’s renowned island is uncovered in this fascinating account, including its rich history?chock-full of stories of shipwrecks and storms?and its luscious wildlife and landscape. Interwoven in the narrative are tales of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of illegal stills to their present-day prosperity. The flavor of each spirit is analyzed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who played an integral part in their creation. Wonderfully evocative, this is the story of a place and a taste never to be forgotten once sampled.

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ISBN 9780747245780
Genre COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits
Format Paperback
Pages 406
Publisher Date 2005-06-06 00:00:00.0
Publisher Headline Book Pub Ltd
Copyright Year 2005
Height 7.5 in
Wdth 4.75 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.65 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Portrait of Islay and Its Whiskies
Audience General/trade
Authors Jefford, Andrew

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