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The Way of Whisky : A Journey Around Japanese Whisky

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'This book is incredible' - Alex KratenaAn in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries.Award-winning author and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts. Dave looks at the history and output of each distillery, considering the elements that make that particular whisky what it is, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are crucial to a wider understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven throughout the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 199 x 276 x 28mm | 1,286g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784721425
  • 9781784721428
  • 34,012

About Dave Broom

Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 25 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which (Drink! and Rum) won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Writer of the Year twice and recently won the extremely prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year Award. In 2015 Tales of the Cocktail presented Dave with the Best Cocktail & Spirits award, soon to be followed by the Golden Spirit Award in 2016. Over his two decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to France, Holland, Germany, the USA and Japan. His remit has covered consumer features as well as business reports. He is also actively involved in whisky education, acting as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as teaching professionals and the public. He was also one of the developers of Diageo's generic whisky tasting tool, the Flavour Map (TM).Kohei Take is a Tokyo-based photographer, specialising in travel, portraits and fashion. His work has appeared in many adverts and in magazines.show more

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The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky by Dave Broom is an amazing book. If you care about whisky, you must add it to your collection.--Fred Minnick 'Knowledge, integrity, and passion: these are the three words that best describe Dave Broom. It shows in every word he writes.' - John Hansell, Publisher and Editor, --Whisky Advocate Magazine The great Dave Broom has done it again. Another beautiful book! This Japanese whisky title is a best sprits book contender...a book that will stand the test of time. It's outstanding!--Fred Minnickshow more

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