Malt whisky has captured the hearts of spirits drinkers worldwide, especially in recent years. This fully revised and updated edition of the award-winning Malt Whisky is now in a handy portable size, making it the perfect companion for touring Scotland’s distilleries. First published in 1997, it has been published in six languages and continues to be a key reference on the subject.
Charles MacLean is a world authority on Scottish malt whisky and in this book, explores its history. He explains how whisky is distilled, and the contribution made by each ingredient at each stage in the process to the flavour of the mature product. Nor does he forget the contribution made by geography to the style and character of individual malts. To complete the picture, he explains how best to appreciate and evaluate its subtleties, and describe its aromas and flavours.
A detailed A-Z directory features all Scotland’s distilleries and includes tasting notes on a selection of the whiskies produced. Full-colour maps locate the distilleries, while over 150 photographs capture the essence of the spirit and how it is made. A reference section completes the book with tips on buying, a guide to distillery visitor facilities and the best whisky societies and websites worldwide.
Malt Whisky offers all the information any malt lover could ever need to appreciate this magical spirit to the full. Use it for buying decisions, tasting appreciation or simply for armchair dreaming, dram in hand.