The Pocket Guide to Whisky

The Pocket Guide to Whisky : Featuring the Whisky Tube Map

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The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their way. Blair Bowman provides a compact and accessible, easy-to-use guide to help budding whisky enthusiasts on their way.

The Pocket Guide to Whisky explores every kind of whisky, from the well-known Scottish giants of Glenlivet, to the exotic Japanese Hibiki, and includes the ever-growing and hotly debated blended whiskies too!

This little volume will tell you everything you need to know, from what to look for in whisky and what to avoid, to getting the best value for money to the perfect accompaniments to your dram and the ideal whisky for every occasion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 110 x 175 x 15mm | 160g
  • Birlinn Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1780274327
  • 9781780274324
  • 547,298

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'the map focuses on flavours instead of regions, concentrating on the tastes and textures of the tipples ... While the pocket-guide is clearly written with dipping in-and-out in mind or as a gift, it works really well too as a book to demolish in a single sitting' * Scottish Field * 'If you would really like to get into the ins and outs of the dram, the Pocket Guide to Whisky is going to help you on your way' -- Jackie Brambles * BBC Radio Scotland * 'Blair Bowman and Nikki Welch have updated their beginners' pamphlet on navigating whisky by adding the many Scottish micro-distilleries that have opened since they published their original edition and by including the WhiskyTubeMap, which visually arranges selected whiskies on "lines" according to flavor' * *
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About Blair Bowman

Blair Bowman has been a whisky enthusiast since helping found Aberdeen University's Malt Whisky Society. He currently writes for Scottish Field as their Whisky Columnist and is a contributing editor to the Cask & Still, Scotland's newest whisky magazine.

Nikki Welch is the creator of the WineTubeMap and flavour tube map concept, and author of the bestselling Pocket Guide to Wine. She has worked in the wine trade for 15 years.
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