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Whiskypedia: An Introduction to Scotch Whisky [Kindle Edition]

Charles MacLean
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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'whisky's finest guru' --The Sunday Times

'Charles MacLean writes like no other expert on the subject. His prose is informed and highly entertaining' --The Independent

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whisky's finest guru' – The Sunday Times 'Charles MacLean writes like no other expert on the subject. His prose is informed and highly entertaining' – The Independent This abridged digital edition of Charles MacLean’s best-selling Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky serves as an easy introduction to Scotch whisky which offers a quick guide to the flavour and character of every malt whisky distilled in Scotland with reference to how it is made. Each entry includes a short biography of each brand, its style, mature character, a couple of suggestions of other whiskies with a broadly similar flavour profile, the raw materials that go into the production of each brand, a note on the kinds of casks used and a list of current and recent bottlings released by the distillery. Also included are an ingenious Flavour Map and Flavour Wheel. This is a wholly new approach to understanding and enjoying Scotch malt whisky, by the foremost authority on the subject.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2312 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn (17 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ANO50TE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #435,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
MacLean's book is easy on the eye with excellent photography - award winning I believe!. As well as outlining the history of whisky distilling in Scotland, each distillery in Scotland gets a pithy write up, which details the history of the distillery, its machinery and stills, and its products.

There is enough detail for those that feel the need to know it, but the author's style is amusing, fresh and light, so this does not count as a trainspotter's guide to whisky. Nor does it run off into extravagant paragraphs of purple prose to describe the taste. No Jilly Goulden rubbish here.

It makes an excellent accompaniment to any distillery visit, and also to any tastings you might be doing.

It also has the advantage that you can pick the book up, flick it open at any page, and have a quick browse at a few distilleries; it's not meant to be read cover to cover (after the first time.)

All in all, as a lover of whisky, I love this book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie does it again 17 Jun 2010
Format:Hardcover
Charles MacLean is a great whisky writer and this adds little interesting facts about the distilleries as well as some anorak technical stuff.
A good reference book and good read on a great subject
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars whiskypedia 16 April 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a good book to "dib" in and out of.
It is interesting and informative.
It does not profess to be ,nor is it,a definitive review of all whiskies.
I would like to have seen more pictures of some of the distilleries and bottles but space on productions such as this are limited and it is a fine balance of what goes in and what doesn't.
Well worth buying and a good adjunct to the "weightier" tomes such as The Whisky Bible.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 20 May 2010
Format:Hardcover
I saw this book in Scotland in a specialist whisky shop,they were using it to promote
the whiskies they were selling that was a good recommendation so when I got home I ordered it.
it came within 3days I have found it very interesting
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