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Discover the secrets of whiskey's aromas and flavors, the stories behind great distilleries, and expert tasting notes in this updated edition originated by one of the most highly respected commentators in the whiskey world, Michael Jackson.From grain to glass, Whiskey tells you everything and anything you'll ever want to know about whiskey, from storing and serving whiskeyDiscover the secrets of whiskey's aromas and flavors, the stories behind great distilleries, and expert tasting notes in this updated edition originated by one of the most highly respected commentators in the whiskey world, Michael Jackson.From grain to glass, Whiskey tells you everything and anything you'll ever want to know about whiskey, from storing and serving whiskey, to whiskey cocktails, to pairing whiskey with food.In addition to a refreshed design, this updated edition includes the recent names in whiskey today, a new section devoted to American craft distilleries, and the addition of new distilleries from across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.This beautiful coffee table book makes a high-quality gift or self purchase....

Title : Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide
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ISBN : 9780789497109
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide Reviews

  • Edward Fenner
    2018-12-06 08:54

    A really good omnibus of whiskies. It's primary focus is on Scotch, of course, but it spends time in the USA, Canada, Ireland, and Japan - not enough time, but I'll take what I can get for now.

  • Flávio Sousa
    2018-11-28 14:26

    Let me be blunt and upfront by stating that the redeeming points of this book are the eye candy DK-patented images and the regional anecdotes pertaining to whiskey.The book, amazingly (taking into consideration the contribution given by Michael Jackson) fails at achieving technical rigor; Case-in-point, the first thing one reads as soon as one turns the last indexed page: "Ale: Any beer that is black and bitter." This of course is an absolute monstrosity, especially considering it's located in the remissive index, which is supposed to serve as support for technical understanding. Theres other examples, albeit not as crass.The book also indulges in romantic superstitious that even some contributors hint at being just that, unfounded snobbish supersticion. There's so much to write about in Zymurgy and Destilling that it's hard to believe that the authors failed at writting a book on whiskey without resorting to these types of superstitions.Some technical topics are so rushed that the writting feels disjointed while other topics are crammed into a few paragraphs eventhough the concepts are pretty straight forward. I am a brewer with dozens of brewing books under my belt, and although not a whiskey buff theres very little techincal information that one gets out of the book.

  • Jacob
    2018-12-11 11:52

    If I ever have this book on my shelf, will my beard turn gray and my hairline pull to the top of my skull? Will I call old friends who now have families and careers and all I have to show for my gray beard and bald head, are books and bottles of whiskey? If I ever have this book on my shelf, will I have money and will I care about things like fine whiskey and cocktails and my stock portfolio that is huge and throbbing against my finances?If I ever have this book on my shelf, will I still listen to sad pop music and sit in my cluttered bedroom putting down poems like it's no one's business but it's my obsession and it will not mean anything but I still insist and insist despite my gray beard and bald head?

  • Nick
    2018-11-28 13:36

    An absolutely stunning read with wonderful pictures and memorable passages. It is a wonderful book to seek out if you have any interest whatsoever in whisky, its history, and its production.It is a shame that Michael Jackson (not the pop singer) passed away before he could write a follow-up to this.

  • Shilpa
    2018-12-16 12:43

    A great go to guide, for everything you want to know about whiskey.Full review at: http://www.sukasastyle.com/2014/06/wh...

  • Whiskey_taichou
    2018-12-07 11:30

    The bible of Whisky. It is astounding!

  • Adam
    2018-12-03 08:48

    Michael Jackson is not a pop-singer--All you ever wanted to know about whisk(e)y, with really amazing photos to go along with it. Be careful--I had to give my copy away.

  • Greg
    2018-11-27 12:38

    was once an excellent book, but someone decided to make an American edition and misspell the word whisky throughout which made it unreadable for me.

  • Carnevale8705
    2018-11-30 16:45

    Again, the title of the book says it all.

  • Catherine Woodman
    2018-11-26 09:32

    not modest but he is good

  • Ryan
    2018-11-26 10:34

    whisk(e)y is good.

  • Doug Frantz
    2018-11-19 14:26

    great book for the whiskey lover. I wish it went in more details for us beginners but I def learned a good deal about upper class whiskey