Seriously, the chapters on wildlife and shipwrecks really gave me an added understanding. I think my favorite parts, besides the "in the distillery" parts, were the little excursions to the water sources.
I wish there were more books about whisky like this.
Mad Mac wrote:An excellent book - I have the second edition (don't know how improved that makes it over the first edition - I just know that's what I have) and I love how well it evokes the feeling of Islay as I remember it (the one time I was fortunate enought to visit it!). This one has a permanent place on my bookshelf.
It has a lot of corrections in fact so I'd say the second edition is the one to get. They are subtle but useful especially if you're referring to the 'distillery data' sections at the back of each distillery chapter.
A wonderful book, although I do wonder how much of the tracts about the geological formation of the island would have been, had I not actually been there. Nevertheless, I recommend it heartily.
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