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    DescriptionAs a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarks on a journey of discovery which educates him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-old tradition of whisky production. Using various modes of transport - ferries to the islands, cars across the highlands, even bicycles between bus stops - Banks' tour of Scotland combines history, literature and landscape in an entertaining and informative account of an exploration in which the arrival is by no means the most important part of the journey.

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    Raw Spirit
    In Search of the Perfect Dram
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Iain Banks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099460275
    ISBN 10: 0099460270

    BIC E4L: TRV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    LC classification: DA867.5
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD3
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Libri: ENGM5460, MALT1500, P0040589, WHIS3000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13620
    DC22: 914.1150486
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: SCHP4260
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    Thema V1.0: WTL, WBXD3
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    Publication date
    20 September 2004
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    Author Information
    Iain Banks was born in Scotland in 1954. He came to widespread public notice in 1984 with the publication of his first award-winning novel, The Wasp Factory. Since then he has gained enormous and popular critical acclaim with further works of fiction and science fiction. In 1993 he was acknowledged as one of the Best of Young British Writers. He writes his bestselling science fiction books under the name Iain M Banks. He lives in Fife, Scotland.
    Review quote
    "...In the final judgement, it does what every good book should manage to do ... and what a hundred other books on whisky (and a thousand other books on Scotland) have signally failed to do: makes you want to go for a drink with the author" Observer "Studded with bracing shots of pure insight and eloquence. And he's sound on the scotch as well" The Independent "It's a very readable and hugely informative book, and Bank's gentle humour permeates the pages" Time Out "It's an engaging piece of work, part love letter, part memoir" Esquire "A beautifully realised fusion of travelogue, social commentary and drinking guide. Scotland's most famous export is decanted into full-bodied, humorous prose." Independent on Sunday