'Scotland's leading whisky expert' - The Times
Malt whisky has captured the hearts of spirits drinkers worldwide. This companion to Scotland's distilleries explores the history of malt whisky, how it is distilled and the contribution made by each ingredient throughout the process. Author Charles MacLean, a world authority on Scottish malt whisky, shows you how best to appreciate whisky and evaluate its subtleties, as well as how to describe its complex aromas and flavours.
Malt Whisky includes a detailed A-Z directory of Scotland's distilleries with full-colour maps and more than 150 photographs. Tasting notes are also provided, as well as tips on buying malt whisky, a guide to visiting distilleries and the best whisky societies and websites available worldwide.
This book is an invaluable guide for lovers of malt whisky, whether you are deciding which whiskies to buy, organizing a tasting, or simply armchair dreaming, dram in hand.
- Recommendations from a world-respected authority
- More than 250 maps and illustrations
- A-Z directory of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries
- Tasting notes for a variety of whiskies
- Tips on buying and collecting
Charles Maclean,s books include Island on the Edge of the World, which won the 1972 Scottish Art,s Council award, The Wolf Children, Target Amin, The Watcher, and Scottish Country. Descended from Lachlan the Wily and Big-Bellied Donald, Sir Charles is the 16th Captain and Keeper of Dunconnel. He lives on the west coast of Scotland where he farms sheep and runs the family hotel, the famous Creggans Inn.
Fritz von der Schulenburg,s photographs have illustrated a number of books including Living in Scotland, Kenneth Turner,s Flower Style, and John Stefandis, Rooms.