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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Scotland; Revised & updated ed edition (2 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755360834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755360833
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ian Buxton is well-placed to write or talk about whisky and drinks. A former Marketing Director of Glenmorangie, Scotland's long-time favourite single malt, he lived for many years Perthshire on the site of a former distillery. Today he's a resident of the Malvern Hills from where he conducts a love affair with Scotland's national drink (and the occasional G&T)!

Ian began work in the Scotch Whisky industry in 1987 and, since 1991, has run his own consultancy business. In that period, his clients include Bacardi Corporation (USA); Brown-Forman Corporation (USA); The Drambuie Liqueur Co; William Lawsons; John Dewar & Sons; William Grant & Sons; Morrison Bowmore Ltd; The Tomatin Distillery Co; Ben Nevis Distillery; Glenmorangie plc; The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre; The Scottish Liqueur Centre; Highland Distillers (Highland Park, Cutty Sark); Glenglassaugh Distillery and other distilled spirits companies and brands.

Ian was elected a Keeper of the Quaich in 1991, the highest honour of the Scotch Whisky industry. He is an occasional member of the international tasting panel for Whisky Magazine's 'World Whisky Awards' annual awards and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He founded the World Whiskies Conference and was its Conference Director for 6 years before resigning in 2011 to concentrate on his writing.

As well as giving lectures, presentations and tastings on whisky, he writes regular columns for Whisky Magazine, the leading UK consumer title, and has contributed to its sister title Scotland. In addition, he writes for The Malt Whisky Yearbook, Just-Drinks.com, WhiskyEtc, Whisky Advocate, www.forwhiskylovers.com and elsewhere. He has presented on the web based channel www.singlemalt.tv and at a number of tasting events. He advised the SWA and the National Archives of Scotland on the 2009 Homecoming exhibition Whisky and the Scots for which he also wrote the accompanying monograph.

In 2002 his book Scotch Whisky: History, Hints and Tips appeared and subsequently he was one of the principal co-authors of Eyewitness Whisky and World Whisky for DK Publishing. 2010 saw three new books by Ian: The Enduring Legacy of Dewar's; Glenglassaugh: A Distillery Reborn and 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die (Hachette)- the latter now available in Chinese, French, Hungarian and Portuguese (for Brazil).

In 2011, he edited and contributed to the official history of Cutty Sark, Cutty Sark: The Making of a Whisky Brand and wrote the history of Glenfarclas for their 175th anniversary - Glenfarclas: An Independent Distillery.

101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die, his latest book, was published in July 2012.

* Author of Whisky - History, Hints & Tips; major contributor to The Whisky Companion (Wm Grant & Sons)
* Editor The Wit & Wisdom of Tommy Dewar
* Editor and author of "Introduction & Appreciation" to facsimile reprint of Aeneas MacDonald's Whisky
* Co-author of Eyewitness Whisky and award-winning World Whiskies.
* Author of The Enduring Legacy of Dewar's; Glenglassaugh: A Distillery Reborn and 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.
* Author of many articles on whisky (and other distilled spirits) in Whisky Magazine, The Whisky Advocate (USA), Scottish Field, The Keeper, Billionaire.com, Whisky (Russia), WhiskyEtc (Holland), The Tasting Panel (USA) and others.
* Conducts corporate tastings and education events on whisky internationally

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Whiskey expert Ian Buxton does away with connoisseur pomp to deliver this smartly designed little guide to the best brown stuff around. (Time Out (New York))

It's a tough job but someone had to do it...will make the perfect stocking filler for anyone who enjoys a good read or a good whiskey. (Daily Record)

Concise and comic...you don't need to be a whiskey aficionado for this to warm your cockles (Scottish Field)

Nicely packaged and produced...written with irreverence and humour (The Big Issue)

Rather like a drop or two of water in a dram of single malt, Ian Buxton's lively guide opens the subject of whisky up and lets it breathe...entertaining, enlightening, opinionated and irreverent (The Skinny)

Buxton's selection introduced me to some unexpected delights. Taste them all and you'll live forever! (Charles MacLean, Master of the Quaich)

I just couldn't put it down...one of the best whisky books in recent years (Ingvar Ronde, Editor The Malt Whisky Yearbook)

Buy me (Metro)

There are not many people on this planet (if any) who know more about whisky. The book is a terrific reference...the selections are both thorough and quirky (Australian Gourmet Pages)

A fun and accessible guide to completing an education in whisky from a man who knows his hooch (Kevin Erskine, The Scotch Blog)

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Fully updated and revised in 2013, this is a witty, focused and practical guide to some of the world's finest whiskies.

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hall TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 April 2011
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First published in September of 2010, whisky connoisseur and enthusiast Ian Buxton's book `101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die' is a compact book (12cm x 18.5cm) offering advice, guidance and tips on a range of important and particularly tasty whiskies that the author (who is very much in the know) has compiled. The book is not aimed at the whisky collector or those with vast wads of cash rolling around their home. Instead this is a book for everyday folk who simply enjoy a good whisky.

The range of whiskies included in the book span across the globe; from Scotland to America, Ireland, Japan, Canada and even Sweden amongst other places. The whiskies are listed in alphabetical order, each with two pages allocated to each whisky.

On the first page you have a large colour photograph of the whisky, together with the name of the producer, the location of the distillery (not applicable if it's a blend), whether or not there is a visitor centre, the general availability (e.g. specialists, supermarkets, duty free etc) and a rough guide to the price.

The pricing guide is broken into five categories. These are:
(1) Under £25, (2) £25-40, (3) £40-69, (4) £70-£150, (5) Over £150.

In his introduction, Buxton admits that absolutely no whiskies over the £1,000 barrier even had a look in during the compilation of the book (thankfully!). Around half of the whiskies included are under £40, with an overall average price (after removing the three most expensive additions from the collection) of around £56 per bottle. Not bad!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By KT on 3 Oct. 2010
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I got this book as a gift from my wife (I have only recently started to get into whisky)
It's a brilliant guide to the (sometimes overwhelming) world of whisky.
Nicely designed and clearly laid out - the individual entries are interesting, witty and full of helpful pointers. There's even space to add your own thoughts on each whisky...
I might not manage all 101 but I'm going to give it a try!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Malt_Junkie on 5 Sept. 2010
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Whisky writer, consultant and whisky afficionado Ian Buxton has written the desert island list of whiskies in his new book 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. There are not many people on this planet (if any) that know more about whisky and the whisky trade. Consultant to more distillers than you can shake a nulla nulla at (funny, they call it a stick in Scotland whereas here a stick is just a boomerang that doesn't come back) Ian Buxton also instigated (and still runs) a major, annual Whisky Industry Conference and apparently bought a derelict distillery... when he was sober.

This new book is both a terrific reference and a 'journal' for anyone who is game to take up the challenge. Showing 101 whiskies with an image, description and tasting notes and facts like owner, distillery, availability, price and whether they have a visitors' centre or not. There is also a space at the bottom the description page that allows for the owners of the book to make notes as they taste their way through Ian's selections. The selections are both thorough and quirky. All the expected whiskies are there, but also some very obscure (and hard to get) examples of Ian's wide ranging experience and seasoned palate. I must admit I have tasted most of the whiskies in the book, which confirms to me that the selection is very thorough, but where the hell do you find Green Spot?

I totally concur with Ian's sentiments, and I quote: "101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whiksy list with a difference. It's not an awards list. It is not a list of 101 best whiskies in the world. It is simply, as it says in the title, a guide to 101 Whiskies that enthusiasts really should seek out and try - love them or hate them - to complete their whisky educations. What's more, it's practical and realistic."

All I can say is: Sláinte!
Franz Scheurer
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jumanji99 on 5 Nov. 2014
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A good starting point for anyone interested in getting to know /getting around the world of whisky..... by the time you are even 1/3 of the way in you should have found at least the vocabulary to know why you agree -or disagree -with the suggestions given- but such is research, one won't like Everything.....!or rather there will be some a lot lees to anyone's taste tan others -n[but at least you'll knoiw why!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By david stewart on 28 Feb. 2014
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It is nice to see whisky recommendations that are within the reach of the average person's pocket. Secondly, it was hugely refreshing to find there is at least one author who has steadfastly refused to follow the trend of using meaningless adjectives to describe whiskies. Instead, you'll find an eminently readable guide explained using simple, understandable everyday terminology to convey the aromas and tastes of each whisky. A well-considered and nicely balanced guide in simple, understandable language and completely free of pretentious twaddle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John C on 19 Sept. 2014
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There is little that I can add to the many favourable opinions about this brilliant book except to add weight to the volume of 5 star reviews. It may be concise but it is very informative. It is not a list of Ian Buxton's favourites - he includes some which don't particularly appeal to him simply because they are widely considered to be industry benchmarks by people in the know - and it contains only those whiskies which the majority of us will be able to find and afford. Whiskies from around the world are included and the book doesn't restrict itself to single malts. Many premium blends are recommended.

Ian Buxton's style is highly entertaining, bordering on the irreverent at times. He cannot resist poking fun at the romantic blurb which is pushed out by the industry's marketing departments yet he remains appreciative of their products.

For anyone who wants to get into the fascinating and diverse world of whisky but doesn't know where to start, this book is the perfect guide. Buy it.
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