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The World Atlas of Whisky

Dave Broom

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Prose: non-fiction, Alcoholic beverages

This new, fully updated edition of The World Atlas of Whisky provides an in-depth, comprehensive journey through the history, process, distilleries and expressions of world whiskies.

The best whisky book ever - a must-read for drinkers! - Forbes

The perfect go-to reference guide for the whisky lover's bookshelf. - Whisky Magazine

Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom explores over 200 distilleries and examines over 400 expressions. Detailed descriptions of the Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage. There are tasting notes on single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, Yoichi (and coverage of the best of the blends). Six specially created 'Flavour Camp Charts' group whiskies by style and allow readers to identify new whiskies from around the world to try.

This extensively updated and extended edition features new material on burgeoning areas, including detailed coverage of many recently opened US craft distilleries, new distilleries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and discussion of the growing whisky scene in Latin America.

With over 200 beautiful colour photographs and 21 colour maps locating distilleries and whisky-related sites, this is a stylish celebration of the heritage, romance, craftsmanship and versatility of whisky.

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Praise for The World Atlas of Whisky

  • Knowledge, integrity, and passion: these are the three words that best describe Dave Broom. It shows in every word he writes. - Whisky Advocate Magazine

  • The best whisky book ever - a must-read for drinkers! - Forbes

  • Pour yourself a dram and get stuck in. - Sunday Telegraph

  • The perfect go-to reference guide for the whisky lover's bookshelf. - Whisky Magazine

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Dave Broom

Dave Broom has written 13 books, including The World Atlas of Whisky, now in its second edition. He has won many awards, including two Glenfiddich prizes and, in 2013, he won the prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year Award. In 2015, he won The Spirited Award for Best Cocktail & Spirits writer, and, in 2018, The Way of Whisky won an Andre Simon prize. In 2020 he was awarded Best Drinks Writer at the Fortnum & Mason awards.

He has been a contributing editor to Whisky Magazine, scotchwhisky,com and Malt Advocate. In 2020 he started his own website thewhiskymanual.uk. He has made two films, Cuba In A Bottle and The Amber Light. The latter, an examination on whisky and Scottish culture, won Best Programme at the 2020 Fortnum & Mason awards.

Over his three-plus decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to Japan, France, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Africa and North America. He is actively involved in whisky education and also acts as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as training professionals and the public. Dave has also worked with Suntory in developing a language of tasting that communicates Japanese concepts to English speaking audiences.

Dave's previous books also include Whisky: The Manual, Gin: The Manual, Rum: The Manual and The Way of Whisky.

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