• RRP: £10.99
  • You Save: £2.80 (25%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Peat Smoke and Spirit: A ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Peat Smoke and Spirit: A Portrait of Islay and its whiskies Paperback – 6 Jun 2005

4.7 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£8.19
£6.47 £1.96
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Great Discounts
Shop the Books Outlet. Discover some great deals on top titles. Shop now
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Peat Smoke and Spirit: A Portrait of Islay and its whiskies
  • +
  • Islay: Pevensey Island Guides
  • +
  • Walks Islay, Jura & Colonsay (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides)
Total price: £18.76
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Home (6 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780747245780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747245780
  • ASIN: 0747245789
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

Andrew Jefford writes so beautifully that I suspect he could make a history of galvanised steel bolts seem graceful and absorbing. And so this is not simply an appreciation of whisky, but a voyage into the history and geography of a tiny Scottish island (Daily Mail)

The attention to detail and thoroughness of this book brings the distilleries so vividly alive that you can almost smell the whisky. Thoroughly recommended to whisky connoisseur and dabbler alike (Birmingham Evening Mail)

There's no better book about these whiskies than Andrew Jefford's PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT... Jefford is an excellent writer... In PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT, Andrew Jefford has written a compelling narrative that succeeds on every level (Mid-Atlantic Brewing News)

If ever there was a book to read on a cold - possibly moonlit - night with a stiff dram beside you, then this is it. Irresistible (Scotland on Sunday)

A cracking social history of Islay which might have been dreamed up by Robert Louis Stevenson. There are shipwrecks and betrayals, acts of great heroism and enormous folly. By the end of this exceptionally well written book, you will have the sense of knowing much of this island, and a very strong urge to go there for a wee dram or two (Evening Standard)

A dram good read... Jefford's descriptions of the drinks themselves are almost as delicious as some of the flavours he evokes (Hampstead & Highgate Express)

A read for the taste buds...Although the book is likely to be read by the discerning drinkers of malt whisky, the appeal of Jefford's writing is to far more than Scotch tipplers (Canberra Times)

I defy tea-total imbibers not to be bewitched and beguiled by Jefford's deft and spirited writing... For anyone who loves a dram, this is essential reading (Oxford Times)

An intriguing history (Melbourne Age)

The pages simply resonate with detailed portraits of the whiskies, the characters who produce them, and the landscapes which have fashioned this most precious of beverages (Clive Platman)

Book Description

A wonderfully evocative book that tells the story of Islay's whisky and reflects a place and a taste never to be forgotten

See all Product description

41 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

26 August 2018
Verified Purchase
20 November 2014
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
18 May 2011
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
1 May 2016
Verified Purchase
26 June 2017
Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: st kilda