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Whiskies (Collins Need to Know?) Paperback – 3 Mar 2008

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007261640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007261642
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,705,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dominic Roskrow is consultant editor of Whisky Magazine, and sales development director of The Whisky Shop. He runs whisky tastings across Britain for connoisseurs, beginners and corporate audiences.


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Excellent book. An essential read for the inquisitive beginner, and a good fun read and reference for the more experienced. Nice layout, excellent pictures, etc. Also very up-to-date. But where this book really shines is in his insights and his value judgements. I just love the extra categories of "Signature malt" and "Go on, treat yourself..." that accompany the "Core range" category for each listed distillery. And the man's taste and feel for quality can't be faulted.

"The fabulous fifty" is a great chapter; it's good and fun for the beginner to be told what one informed person thinks is really good and worthwhile whisky to buy. The more experienced can pick holes and disagree of course (I disagree that the Laphroaig 10 y-o is more of a flavour bombardment than the Quarter Cask), but who cares?

Another plus is his way of describing whiskies with little insights that readers can easily relate to. His description of The Famous Grouse as being the Kylie Minogue of the whisky world is genius, and just one of many such nuggets.

Buy, read and enjoy - with a dram of course!
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I've developed an interest in whisky over the last few years and bought this as something to put in my bag and read. I really enjoyed how detailed yet simplistic and colorful the book was. It would be suitable for those who know absolutely nothing about whisky, to those who really know a bit but what to brush up on their knowledge. The book takes you through the history and facts of whisky throughout the ages. The majority of the book lists whiskys including details of where they are from, tastes, colors, textures and dates. Very interesting book, will be using this again and again!
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This is a great little book for those new to sampling various whiskies. It details the main distilling areas, the types of whiskey such as downside, highland etc. It explains the way to taste and enjoy your favourite tipple and information about the brand. This is purely a beginner's guide, but a worthy purchase.
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This book is factual and as you would expect concise, however I was very disappointed that there were no pictures...I was hoping to see the distill ing process in graphics and see some bottles with labels etc. probably won't buy another kindle book again because of this....
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Fantastic little book - clear, concise and informative. As a quick reference or just a pleasant read it's great, just what was wanted.
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