Witty, focused, practical guide to some of the world's finest whiskies.
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 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!
Whisky expert Ian Buxton does away with connoisseur pomp to deliver this smartly designed little guide to the best brown stuff around - Time Out (New York)
It's a tough job but someone had to do it...will make the perfect stocking filler for anyone who enjoys a good read or a good whisky - Daily Record
Concise and comic...you don't need to be a whisky aficionado for this to warm your cockles - Scottish Field
nicely packaged and produced...written with irreverence and humour - The Big Issue
Rather like a drop or two of water in a dram of single malt, Ian Buxton's lively guide opens the subject of whisky up and lets it breathe... entertaining, enlightening, opinionated and irreverent - The Skinny
Buxton's selection introduced me to some unexpected delights. Taste them all and you'll live forever! - Charles MacLean, Master of the Quaich
I just couldn't put it down...one of the best whisky books in recent years - Ingvar Ronde, Editor, The Malt Whisky Yearbook.
Buy me - Metro
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.