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The bestselling guide to over 150 Scotch whiskies and the distilleries that produce them. Collins Gem Whisky combines portability with concise information. Like a good malt, the facts are distilled to a perfect concentration. Collins Gem Whisky will heighten your enjoyment and knowledge of the 'water of life'. This fourth edition of Collins Gem Whisky proves that whisky continues to attract many interested followers, from those with experienced palates, who have very definite ideas on what they like and often are prepared to pay plenty to get it, to beginners, who possibly feel intimidated by the range and breadth of choice available and are unsure of where to start. Entries for over 150 whiskies and the distilleries that produce them, complete with details of age, strength and taste rating and comment, plus histories and visitor arrangements Information on single and vatted malts, grain and de luxe whiskies, and the most popular blends Sections on the history of Scotch Whisky-making, how Scotch whisky is made, its regional characteristics, reading whisky labels and how to develop the palate
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 82 x 117mm
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 150 col illus, With index
  • 0007286899
  • 9780007286898

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From Amazon for previous edition Essential reading for Whisky lovers., 13 December, 2002 This little guide is a must for all those who have an interest in whisky. Simply laid out with details on virtually all Scotch Whiskies. There is also a detailed description on how whisky is produced, real mouth watering stuff. If after reading this you don't have the urge to rush off to the off license then you are not a true whisky fan.
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Carol P. Shaw has written a number of books on subjects of Scottish interest, including Scottish Recipes, Scottish Myths and Customs and Classic Malts, all for HarperCollins Publishers.
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