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The World Atlas of Whisky Hardcover – 4 Oct 2010

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845335414
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845335410
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 2.6 x 29.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I like to read about whiskey, almost as much as I like to sip it. This book is clearly written, up-to-date and beautifully rendered, with concise descriptions of land, distilleries and the whiskeys themselves. --Eric Asimov - New York Times

Who better to aid the uninitiated than Broom. --The Big Issue

Quite how he has found the time to pack as much research into this book is beyond us, but he succeeds and triumphantly moves whisky writing forward to another level...absolutely essential reading for those who know their whiskies, but want to become immersed in the spirit even further. --Caskstrength blog

This book genuinely breaks new ground and will provide enlightenment and an education to those who read it. The writing is crisp, well-constructed, sophisticated, and intelligent…you'll want to read it cover to cover. This is an assured book from a true world authority. I believe in coming years we'll regard this as a landmark publication in whisky books --Malt Advocate

Quite how he has found the time to pack as much research into this book is beyond us, but he succeeds and triumphantly moves whisky writing forward to another level...absolutely essential reading for those who know their whiskies, but want to become immersed in the spirit even further. --Caskstrength blog

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A four-times Glenfiddich Award-winning author. Over 200 distilleries explored and 300 expressions examined. Over 200 full colour photographs. 21 full-colour maps locate the distilleries and whisky-related sites. A brand new experience in tasting and flavour, featuring six Flavour Camp charts that group whiskys by style. The global whisky industry is booming even through the recession, this guide offers the most up-to-date, detailed reference to the world's key whiskys.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nick Foster on 30 Nov. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book, and I would recommend it unreservedly to any keen whisky explorer.
It clearly sits alongside the great Michael Jackson's Whisky: The definitive world guide to scotch, bourbon and whiskey. Although it doesn't have the terrific 50 pages of detail about production methods that you find in that book, I've found I'm learning more from Dave Broom. There's something on every single page about why each whisky tastes as it does, including notes about the new make spirit. Tasting notes tend to follow flavour development with age. Grouping whiskies into broad flavour camps (nod to David Wishart's fascinating Whisky Classified), and suggesting `Where next?' whiskies also helps, with a classic flavour map of around 80 whiskies too. This closer focus on the actual whiskies, combined with detailed flowcharts outlining the different production methods of malt, grain, Irish and bourbon production means that I prefer this book. The sections on Irish, American and Japanese whiskies are an education. If you buy this book you may well find you'll be buying more whisky!

There's real attention to detail throughout, and all done with a warmth, humour and lightness of touch that almost allows you to forget the sheer level of expertise you're taking advantage of. One final thought - I don't normally go for books with big colour pictures (just give me the information!) But the thoughtful photography is an added bonus which I've found simply adds to my appreciation of this as a reference book more than coffee table book. Thanks Dave.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 22 Nov. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful book for your coffee table with fantastic photos. Each whisky has at least a whole page dedicated to it with a nice history of the distillery, and tasting notes on the different bottlings available.

I would recommend this for anyone getting into whisky who wants a nice reference/coffee table book which isn't too pretentious
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tokyo Resident on 11 Dec. 2010
Format: Hardcover
The photographs are worth the book's price in themselves, but this book has a lot more to offer than that. I live in Japan and kid myself I know a bit about the country and its whisky, but the chapter on Japan taught me something on every page. Broom is absolutely sure in his knowledge of Japanese whisky but writes lyrically in a light easy-to-read style. The "flavor camp" classifications are a great idea, dividing whiskies according to simple, easy to understand characteristics (peaty and smoky etc.) and allowing the reader to cross reference whiskies of those types from across the world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter A James on 6 April 2011
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Whether you are a lover of Scotland's finest product, or just enjoy a good read, this book is excellent.
It is an excellent guide to whisky & its many varied flavours & nuances, as well as roviding a great deal of background information to be read over a dram or two!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emdevon on 26 Feb. 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was given this as a present and thought it would a delightful coffee table book.
However, - this has become absorbing evening and bedtime reading.
Well written, not preaching or academic but absorbing and informative with some delightful photography that sends all of those of us that have been to the highlands straight back there

I have at least 11 single malts open at any one time in my whisky library and this has had hugely to both my pleasure in those that I have and my desire for further exploration. An investment for any whisky lover or interested palate
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Awesome guide that explains origin and flavour of any whiskey I ever encountered so far.
I am especially fond of this book because I am not a whiskey aficionado, rather a casual consumer of whiskey.
The comparison chart in this book allows me to find more of the sort of whiskeys that I like - they place them according to their characteristics in a 2x2 chart, so you can find other whiskeys that taste similar.
All whiskeys and distilleries are well explained and the pictures make it a nice coffee table book (or shall I say whiskey table).
Price felt justified and I am quite happy after having this book now for about half a year in my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. R. Taylor on 31 May 2014
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Beautiful photography, poetic prose, quality printing. An excellent, well-researched and classy book.

I rarely give five stars; this is worth six.
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