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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (5th edition)

Ian Buxton

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The fifth edition of the top-selling UK whisky guide, fully revised and updated. Witty, focused, practical pointers to some of the world's finest whiskies.

Fifth edition, fully revised and updated.

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education.

Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk.

The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from Canada, India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!

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Praise for 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (5th edition)

  • Concise and comic ... you don't need to be a whisky aficionado for this to warm your cockles. - Scottish Field

  • a definitive guide to whisky by one of the industry's more illustrious tipplers -, USA

  • Awesome sauce for even the slightest of whisky nerds ... completely worth picking up. -

  • Whisky expert Ian Buxton does away with connoisseur pomp to deliver this smartly designed, servicey little guide to the best brown stuff around. - Time Out (New York)

  • excellent - The Sunday Times

  • I just couldn't put it down ... one of the best whisky books in years. - The Malt Whisky Yearbook

  • The perfect stocking-filler for anyone who enjoys a good read or a good whisky. - Daily Record

  • A superb book that makes an ideal present for the whisky lover in your life ... if you only read one whisky book this year, make it this one. -

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Ian Buxton

Ian Buxton worked in the drinks industry for more than 30 years as a writer, commentator and consultant, Marketing Director of a world-leading single malt, and accidental owner of a derelict distillery. His distinctive style and deep industry knowledge offer unique insights into the world of whisky, recognised by the award of Keeper of the Quaich (1991, the highest accolade in Scotch) and as one of the few writers inducted into London's ancient fraternity, the Worshipful Company of Distillers. Ian's whisky books have been translated into eight languages.

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