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101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die (101 Whiskies)
101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die (101 Whiskies)
by Ian Buxton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gateway to Distilleries, 31 Aug. 2012
Ian Buxton's new edition of '101 World Whiskies to Try before You Die', edition 2012, is a wonderful book, easy to read and full of information. Ian's writing and use of language is rather amusing to read, perfect choice of words with some underlying wittiness. He presents his rather personal selection of whiskies from Australia, Austria...Ireland...Japan, Scotland...USA. There are more whiskies described than the book's title might suggest. Well, he sets the rules and breaks them from time to time as he pleases, it is impossible to be angry with him! His excuses are justified. He certainly loves Highland Park's whiskies as he recommends all of them! He also refers to special investment whiskies though he seemingly "dislikes" them. "Johnnie Walker's Diamond Jubilee" is his Bonus Whisky. It seems as if he does not like peated whiskies either, only a handful were regarded valuable to be mentioned. Positive, there are Blends listed in his rather arbitrary selection, he seemingly likes these and thus matches today's trend. Newcomers like Kilchoman, Glenglassaugh, Great King Street are also proposed to try. Ireland's whiskies are presented at large, also whiskies from Austria, Germany or even Switzerland. Scotland is covered from Whisky 37 to Whisky 68, a mixture in perfect harmony, all major companies are represented. Everyone has to be pleased... Although he disregards international accolades as a selective paradigma for his choice, he mentions from time to time these as if to 'justify' his selection. The reader gets very useful detailed background information about the listed distilleries, Blenders and their particular bottlings. He knows just every detail. Buxton's tasting notes are straight forward and just classic! They are very easy to follow and pretty much down to earth, they are just excellent and are of no fancy description. Useful advices 'How to taste whisky' are given by the author and a short list of 'Further Resources'. However, the recommendations 'Where to buy' are very short, e.g. Japan and other countires are missing. The hardcover binding is excellent, 223pp. This collection of whiskies will certainly please the whisky enthusiast and the beginner. Just buy, read and drink...if you still have got enough time to live..or just hurry up. The Gateway to Distilleries


Truths About Whisky
Truths About Whisky
by John Jameson & Sons
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The Gateway To Distilleries, 21 Jun. 2012
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Excellent reprint by Ian Buxton plus CD. It gives a perfect insight to the Irish Whiskey business of the big Dublin four. Very good quality print and binding. See The Gateway to Distilleries.


The Distilleries of Campbeltown: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World
The Distilleries of Campbeltown: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World
by David Stirk
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gateway to Distilleries, 19 Jun. 2012
Excellent report and concise analysis of Campbeltown's rise and fall of its whisky industry. A resource book of many original documents, i.e. letters, reports and press articles. There are also reprints of Alfred Barnards reports relating to Campbeltown from his 19th century guide The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. Highly recommendable for the whisky expert and enthusiast. A present day map of the Campbeltown active and lost distilleries is missing. David Stirk at its best. See The Gateway to Distilleries.


1000 Years of Irish Whiskey
1000 Years of Irish Whiskey
by Malachy Magee
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The Gateway to Distilleries, 1 April 2012
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This comprehensive account about the history of Irish Whiskey Distilling gives the reader a detailed and substantiated insight into the developments of the Irish Whiskey Industry until the 1970's. Published in 1980 Malachy Magee describes various aspects of distilling: The Coffey Revolution, The Press and Parliament, Illicit Distilling, the Lost Distilleries of Ireland, Lloyd George and his influence plus Temperance Movement etc. Even today in 2012 Magee's report is still a delight for the whiskey-enhusiasts who wants to know more about the ups and downs of Irish whiskeys. The book is full of historic photos and other sources. The original hardcover publication and first edition - which is not easy to get today - is absolutely recommendable. The Gateway to Distilleries.


Irish Whiskey Guide (Appletree Pocket Guides)
Irish Whiskey Guide (Appletree Pocket Guides)
by Peter Mulryan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Gateway To Distilleries, 2 Mar. 2012
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Indeed, it is a more or less a small pocket guide to Irish Whiskey, its history, the distilleries and their products. The very short guide is easy to read without too much technical terminology. It may be of interest for beginners only, whiskey enthusiasts who are looking for a diversified information will be rather disappointed. A limited choice of Irish whiskeys is also described in more or less general terms. The Gateway to Distilleries.


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