The fully revised, portable sized edition of the award-winning Malt Whisky. Charles MacLean is a world authority on the subject of Scottish malt whisky and in this book he combines practical details with history and debate, including detailed distillery profiles and recommendations on which malt whiskies to taste.
First published in 1997, Malt Whisky has been published in six languages and continues to be a key reference on the subject of Scottish malt whisky. This brand new, fully revised edition is produced in a smaller format to allow the whisky enthusiast to carry it as a portable companion for reference when buying, tasting or visiting distilleries. Full-colour maps locate the distilleries, while over 150 photographs capture the essence of the spirit and how it is made. Charles MacLean describes how to appreciate and get the most out of tasting malt whisky, and a detailed A-Z directory features all of Scotland's key distilleries and their whiskies with full-colour labels. MacLean also includes tips on buying malt whisky, as well as a guide to distillery visitor facilities and the best whisky societies and websites. This book offers all the informaion any malt lover could ever need to appreciate this magical spirit to the full.
Scotland's leading whisky writer Charles MacLean was founding editor of Whisky Magazine and of the Russian Whisky, and was for many years Contributing Editor of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's Newsletter (where he also chairs the Nosing Panel and writes the tasting notes). He contributes frequently to magazines around the world and is Whisky Correspondent to Scottish Field. He is Whisky Consultant to Bonhams Auctioneers, and is also the host of a TV channel (accessed via the internet) dedicated to the world of whisky, www.singlemalt.TV. He is a member of the Judging Panel (Spirits) of the International Wines & Spirits Competition, and was made a Keeper of the Quaich in 1992 and elevated to Master of the Quaich in October 2009 - the whisky industry's highest accolade. MacLean has published ten books on the subject, including Scotch Whisky, Malt Whisky, Whisky: A Liquid History, Whisky Tales, Eyewitness Companion to Whisky, World Whiskies and Whiskypedia.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS Foreword Introduction History pre-1450 150-1600 1600-1822 1822-1900 1900-present time How Whisky is Made Water Barley Yeast Malting Peat Mashing Fermenting Distilling Filling Woos and maturation Warehouses Whisky Tasting Sensory evaluation Preparing for a tasting The tasting procedure The language of whisky tasting The chemical derivation of flavour Tasting wheels The Whisky Regions The Highlands The Islands Lowlands Directory A-Z directory Buying malt whisky Whisky societies worldwide Whisky websites Distilleries that welcome visitors Bibliography Index
Malt Whisky by Charles Maclean
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