Author: Helen Arthur
Release Date: 2002-06-01
This A-Z reference to single malt whiskies includes a detailed description of each malt, accompanied by the author's personal tasting notes. There is a directory of all the major distilleries and their products, information boxes and easy-reference symbols.
Author: Daniel Lerner
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date: 2012-12-10
This guide to single malt and Scotch whiskey is an essential resource for novices and seasoned experts alike. It includes more than 200 brands and varieties of Scotch and single malt whiskey. Ratings and detailed information on Scotch and the Scotch industry are included. Information on each brand includes the varieties’ strength, aroma, flavor, and distinguishing characteristics. The history and lore of single malt and Scotch whisky is shown in both text and color photographs.
Author: Elizabeth Riley Bell
Release Date: 2014-07-15
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 distillery’s “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.”
Scotch whisky is unquestionably among the most beloved distilled spirits in the world. Its colorful history, the complex process of its distillation, the variety of forms it takes, and its inextricable involvement with the culture, history, and character of its native country have all contributed to a recent worldwide explosion of interest in this unique liquor, comparable only to the sudden growth of interest in French wines that took place in the 1950s and 1960s. In Single Malt Scotch, author Roddy Martine and photographer Bill Milne have combined their talents to produce a rich and sumptuous volume in which the romance, mystery, warmth, and tradition surrounding Scotch whisky are brought gorgeously to life.
This book on single malt whisky makes an excellent guide for all whisky drinkers, from the novice to the connoisseur. Single malt whisky is the fastest expanding sector of the booming whisky market. Over half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries are open to visitors and visitor numbers reached record numbers of over 1.7 million in 2016. Whisky Classified has revolutionized our appreciation of single malt whisky. David Wishart cuts through the confusing jargon often used to describe single malts and replaces it with an objective and easily applied guide to taste using his easy to understand system of flavour profiles. He identifies twelve dimensions to the aroma and taste of a single malt whisky: body, sweetness, smoky, medicinal, tobacco, honey, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity, floral. In this fully revised and updated edition, David Wishart has included all new UK and Irish producers of single malt whisky. The author has also updated the taste profiles for each selected malt to ensure that this book remains the definitive guide to tasting malt whisky. Each entry includes a short description of the distillery, information for visitors, the author's own tasting notes and his flavour profiles according to this innovative classification. The history of whisky-making and production methods are clearly explained, and the author also explains how to organize a whisky tasting.
First published in 1997, Malt Whisky has been published in six languages and continues to be a key reference on the subject of Scottish malt whisky. This edition is produced in a smaller format 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 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. MacLean also includes 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 informaion any malt lover could ever need to appreciate this magical spirit to the full.
Author: Michael Jackson
Release Date: 1994
This companion guide to malt whisky describes 330 single malts from 100 distilleries, everything from famous brands to rare special bottlings. Ilustrated with maps, labels, photographs, and lively commentary, there is also a section with suggestions on visiting Scottish distilleries.
The most definitive guide to the new revolution in single malt whiskey across the globe, complete with cocktail recipes, bottle reviews, tasting notes, distiller interviews, and contributions from award winning experts! The Most Dynamic Chapter in the History of Whiskey is Being Written Now! THE NEW SINGLE MALT is the only book on the market devoted solely to new world Single Malt Whiskeys and old world cutting edge Single Malt Scotches. This distinguished guide to the most discerning of beverages is a worthy collection of whiskeys from around the globe, classic and creative cocktail recipes, and full-color photographs throughout. Never before has a book taken such an in-depth look at the old and new world malts from near and far. THE NEW SINGLE MALT WHISKEY is the most up-to-date and definitive guide to the current revolution happening in single malt whiskey.
Author: Bob Minnekeer
Release Date: 2016-08-24
A journey along the 18 most renowned distilleries of Scotland by acknowledged whisky connoisseur Bob Minnekeer Includes glorious photographs by Andrew Verschetze Whisky buff Bob Minnekeer travels through Scotland and visits the 18 most high-profile distilleries, such as Bowmore, Glenfiddich and Auchentoshan. These distilleries are internationally renowned for their world-class whisky. In every distillery, Bob Minnekeer focuses on one specific aspect that makes the distillery and their whisky unique. This book is a wonderful overview of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries, seen from a unique perspective. Bob Minnekeer tells you everything you've always wanted to know about the manufacturing process of these renowned whiskies, and shows you how to smell and taste whisky like a professional. In addition, the book shows you the must-see places in Scotland, around the distilleries. Each chapter is infused with beautiful pictures by experienced photographer Andrew Verschetze. Distilleries featured: 1. Edradour; 2. Glenfiddich; 3. The Glenlivet; 4. Aberlour; 5. Glenfarclas; 6. Macallan; 7. Dalmore; 8. Glenmorangie; 9. Highland Park; 10. Tomatin; 11. Ben Nevis; 12. Talisker; 13. Springbank; 14. Auchentoshan; 15. Bunnahabhain; 16. Bowmore; 17. Laphroaig; 18. Ardbeg. Also available by Bob Minnekeer: Single Malt Flavours ISBN 9789020996074"
Author: Helen Arthur
Release Date: 1998-09-01
An essential and compact guide to this time-honored drink. Surveys the whiskies of 80 major distilleries in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Japan. In a constantly changing market, this guide separates the good from the brilliant, enabling a perfect purchase every time
Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-09-30
A fascinating journey through Scotland's famous distilleries with legendary author Iain Banks No true Scotsman can resist the allure of the nation's whisky distilleries. In an absorbing voyage as interesting to non-drinkers as to true whisky connoisseurs, sci-fi and literary author Iain Banks explores the rich heritage of Scottish whisky, from the largest and most famous distilleries to the smallest, most obscure operations. Whisky is more than a drink: it's a culture, a binder that joins together people, places and products far across Scotland's rugged terrain. Switching from cars to ferries to bicycles, Banks crisscrosses his homeland, weaving an engrossing narrative from the strange people, fascinating traditions, and downright bizarre places he encounters on his journey down Scotland's great golden road.
Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, the landmark best-selling malt whiskey companion by the late Michael Jackson, doyen of whiskey writers, has been comprehensively updated by a team of experts. Featuring over 500 new bottlings, reviewed and scored, plus hundreds of revised entries, Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch includes background information on the distilleries, tasting notes on over 1,000 bottlings, and practical advice on buying malts and interpreting whiskey labels.
Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. This 13th edition is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on more than 400 whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky experts contribute with new features written exclusively for this new edition along with details of hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. The Independent Bottlers chapter gives you all the details about the world ́s most successful blenders and bottlers complete with tasting notes. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018 includes more than 250 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan. Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.
A follow-up to his bestselling American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, Clay Risen's Single Malt is an introduction to the long history, fascinating science, and incredible diversity of malted whisky, as well as a practical drinker's guide to buying and enjoying hundreds of the greatest examples of the distiller's tradition. With maps of essential whisky regions of Scotland, profiles of each of the makers, and photographs of the bottles and tasting notes for each of the most widely available expressions--compiled from tasting sessions conducted by a panel of leading whisky experts--readers will discover a rich vein of knowledge about one of the world's most storied beverages. Selected from more than one hundred active distilleries in Scotland, the 330 expressions featured in this book provide a curated yet comprehensive primer of the single-malt whiskies any growing aficionado should be familiar with. Additional features include a directory of distilleries, Risen's top whisky picks in various categories, and a full index of the expressions featured in the book.