Obviously, I've only flicked through it, but appears much like all the other books in the Eyewitness series.
High quality (if small) colour photography throughout.
Good looking sections on blended whisky and on whiskies of the world. "Generic" tasting notes on each distillery's 'core' best-selling single malt. Usual titbits on history/making of whisky. Usual titbits about distillery history.
Get this if you're a whisky book hoarder or a beginner. Not otherwise.
Be warned. The font is tiny. Not recommended for reading under a dim lamp at bed-time.
Font size apart, I can't praise it enough.
Lots of factual info. that was totally new to be. And I really loved the photography.
Just shows how wrong first impressions ( see my first post on this thread ) can be.
I've been perusing it in the "reading room" when time allows and quite enjoying it. It is not as detailed in the numbers of whiskies sampled a la Michael Jackson, but appears to touch on the most readily available (elsewhere than Canada) from each distillery. The font isn't a concern for me and I find it a generally decent rounded book to have in your collection.
I've even learned something I didn't know, that "Old Parr" really did exist! Poor devil died after he was summonsed to London to meet the King. At that age, the monarch should've gone to see him!
It's always a good day when you learn something new.
"Tullamore Dew ...very grainy and lacking much in depth. Best served over ice with a sweet mixer like cola" (Italics mine)
A most damning comment, gently phrased. Well played Charles, well played.
Sorry...Ian Buxton wrote:Credit where credit's due.
Peter Mulryan wrote the Irish section.
It's the way he tells 'em!
A most damning comment, gently phrased. Well played Peter, well played.
With a fine and noble name like Peter I can only surmise he is a fine judge of good whisky and fast horses. I had actually wondered who had written what and after I finished the book was planning on reviewing some of the articles in WM to decipher who wrote what.
An enjoyable collaborative effort, Ian, and since my eyes are in good shape, I have no problems with the font at all. Will this volume continue as an ongoing project from time to time? Or was it a "one off"?
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