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And now for a perfect book for the Whiskey lover on your holiday list!
The Ultimate Book of Whisky provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned whiskies from around the world. Including more than 200 of the finest whiskies each entry is accompanied with color photography, historical information and detailed tasting notes describing the appearance, style and unique flavors of the whisky.
The book gives you a history of whiskey, how it is made, why is it whiskey or whiskey and how the aging process is the key, before it gets into the actual whiskeys from around the world. Sections are devoted to North America, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and the rest of the world! If you have never really thought about how whiskey is made, the first section is really interesting and breaks down the process with lots of great comments about the differences between how rules and regulations affect how whiskey is made.
The book if full of amazing color pictures, that will have you wanting to take a trip to Ireland and Scotland as soon as possible! The book gives history of each distillery, and for the mosre famous ones, additional info on them. The book also shows the different primary whiskeys offered, and noted the flavor differences and ages. No whiskey is denoted as better than another- rather you do find out which ones are taking the International Whiskey awards. They let you make up your mind as to which whiskey you want to check out.
If you have someone on your holiday list who really LOVES whiskey, this would be a great book for them to see which whiskeys they may have been missing, and to know more about the whiskeys they've tried! It's also great to use as a coffee table /conversation starter book! I highly recommend it!