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    DescriptionAround 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper's Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit all distilleries in Scotland, England and Ireland. Accompanied by friends, he visited over 150 distilleries. The names found in his reports still excite the dedicated whisky connoisseur today, as well as others whose fame has faded since the end of the 19th century. The appeal of Barnard's book lies not only in the technical descriptions of each distillery's processes, but also in the colourful descriptions of his journeys, brimming with historical colour and detail. A superbly illustrated facsimile edition, with over 200 engravings, this book is a complete guide to the origins of Scotland's national drink, as well as a lively picture of life and travel in the Victorian age.


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    Title
    The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfred Barnard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,578 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841586526
    ISBN 10: 1841586528
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 240
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTK, TDCT
    BISAC V2.8: TEC012000
    LC classification: HB
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBK
    DC22: 663.520941
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: TDCT, WTLC, WBXD3, NHTK
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Alfred Barnard was born in 1835. He was appointed as secretary of Harpers Weekly Gazette around 1885.
    Review quote
    'the foundation of today's Scotch whisky heritage' - Richard Joynson