Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender

Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender

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By (author) Richard Paterson, By (author) Gavin D. Smith, Illustrated by Jim Drysdale

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  • Publisher: Angel's Share
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 184mm x 12mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 12 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Glasgow
  • ISBN 10: 1906476152
  • ISBN 13: 9781906476151
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 187,752

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Richard Paterson has Scotch whisky running through his veins. His grandfather and father were both prominent in the Scotch whisky industry in Glasgow for decades before Richard joined a competing whisky brokerage firm to start his apprenticeship. But this is no dry textbook on blending. Far from it. Humour, insight, history, a love of people and an abiding and evangelical passion inform every page. For the first time one of the world's foremost whisky blenders reveals how he rose through the ranks to top of his profession. He also candidly reveals some of the secrets of his craft and gives his thoughts on where he feels the industry is heading today. Lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white with black and white line artwork, this is destined to become a whisky classic and an essential item on every whisky lover's bookshelf.

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Richard Paterson is one of the world's most prominent whisky blenders working with Whyte & Mackay in Glasgow. Gavin D Smith is a leading whisky writer and journalist with several books on the subject to his credit.

Table of contents

CONTENTS Acknowledgements vii Foreword by Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden ix 1. Raw Spirit - The Birth of a Blender 1 2. Maturation Begins 16 3. The Spirit of Campbeltown - Glen Scotia 30 4. A Blender in the Making 54 5. The Spirit of the Highlands - Dalmore & Fettercairn 72 6. The Master Blender 101 7. The Art of Whisky Blending 124 8. The Spirit of the Islands - Jura 157 9. Going for Gold - Fully Matured 177 Bibliography 197 Index 199