No punches are pulled, and Mr McDougall "tells it like it is". What makes this book interesting is the frequency of location change and cultural differances in different distilleries and managment style stemming from corperate structure. Comparisons between working on Islay and in Dufftown were particularly interesting - how much the differences were down to local culture I'm not sure. In fact, I think this is the biggest thing I got from the book was a comparison of different cultures for making scotch both in terms of geograghic location, and in terms of corperate climates.
An interesting read but I wouldn't put it down as a "must read".
I do think the writing is a bit choppy, however, I think that ads to the flavor. John McDoguall is the only man alive to produce Scotch Malt Whisky in every region of Scotland which means he probably was not working on his writing skills. Just making great Scotch Whisky!
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