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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.
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.

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ISBN 9781845335779
Genre COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits
Format Hardcover
Pages 320
Publisher Date 2010-10-18 00:00:00.0
Publisher Mitchell Beazley
Copyright Year 2010
Height 11.25 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 3.8 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Broom, Dave
Country of Origin United States

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  • Do you love Scotch?

    The World Atlas of Whisky focuses on Scotland. While other Whiskeys are illuminated, it is clear by volume and spirit, that the heart of the book lie in Scotland. That said, the flow charts illustrating the choices made for each Whisky, and Whiskey are worth the price alone. Not for someone who likes Scotch, or single Malts, rather for the lover of Whisky, that someone who is a bit nerdy in their approach to anything, who loves "the Brown." Mr Broom is a sturdy writer, and illuminates his subject well, without getting overly bogged-down in jargon, and technical speak. Nonetheless, Mr. Broom's writing spoke well to me, and I enjoy knowing some of the technical aspects of how things are made. I am a bartender, so I see this purchase as part of my professional development. With the explosion of Whiskey making (and drinking) this book is clearly going to be dated quickly, yet because Scotland is not growing/changing as fast as the rest of the world, the heart of this book will be relevant for years to come.

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