In international competitions they have bested the traditional producer, and they have become absolutely the object of affection in the distilled spirits world! Though American readers may need a dictionary to translate some of the Aussie vocabulary or just reference the glossary in the back , this extremely comprehensive tome packs loads of information into its 370+ pages. There's so much to write about in Zymurgy and Destilling that it's hard to believe that the authors failed at writting a book on whiskey without resorting to these types of superstitions. There was a lot of scotch but in between, when there was space, they stuck some books. Will I call old friends who now have families and careers and all I have to show for my gray beard and bald head, are books and bottles of whiskey? It is certainly the first written from the point of view of the consumer and is thus historically significant. I can only imagine the amount of work that have gone in to this. The author is hyper-detailed, but without inundating the reader with confusing jargon or scientific details that the whisky laymen may not be privy to. This densely informative, yet approachable manual is presented in an iconic package--featuring a textured cover with debossed type, rounded corners, and nearly 500 pages--making it an instant classic to be enjoyed now, and for years to come.
He began writing regularly for Whisky Magazine shortly after it launched, and now also writes in a variety of trade and consumer titles here and abroad. Indeed, Japanese whiskies have become some of the most sought after and highly valued whiskies in the world. My wife has never liked the smell of Scotch, but during the past 1 ½ years she has occasionally joined me in scotch tasting and actually enjoys the occasional tasting. The first, most definitive guide to the exciting revolution happening in the world of Japanese whisky! Ever wanted to flavor your bourbon with bacon? Indeed, Japanese whiskies have become some of the most sought after and highly valued whiskies in the world. It is airy, witty, full of sound knowledge and practical wisdom' 'A highly entertaining read: personal and opinionated, and providing a valuable insight into the Scotch whisky industry' 'Among the generous pour of publishings to please whisky fans, one stand-out is a long-awaited new edition of Whisky by Aeneas MacDonald. Others do paid-for content with brands. I'm sure I won't be the only one consulting this frequently as a reference for a very long time.
Thanks very much for your kind words, Bret. They have blended and melded traditional Scotch and American methods with new ideas, and imbued the whisky with exotic flavors from local Japanese woods to make a unique and signature product that not only rings true of whisky, but also speaks to Japanese terroir. How did it get to that point? Generously illustrated, and well written, it is a cornerstone addition to a whiskey book collection. In this comprehensive guide to artisan distilling, American Distilling Institute founder Bill Owens will teach you how contemporary master distillers transform water and grain into the full range of exquisite, timeless spirits. This is a very comprehensive book that I feel illuminates an area where while many are curious about, is still shrouded by Japan's native mystique.
A large book even by his standards, it will probably be considered the definitive work on Whisky for years to come and take it's place with Gary and Mardee Regan's work The Book of Bourbon as the standard reposistory of all knowledge and wisdom on the subject at least for the masses if not the cognescenti of whisky. It is certainly the first written from the point of view of the consumer and is thus historically significant. He was made a Master of the Quaich, an honour given to those whose have made an outstanding contribution to the whisky industry. Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide by Michael Jackson This book is the most well known tome on whiskey. The revised and expanded edition includes even more practical tips, tricks, and instruction and has been updated to include growth and development in the artisan distilling space over the past decade. The interviews with the Chief Blenders is something I don't think I've ever seen in any of the Scotch Whisky books I've read - or at least, not set up in such a structured way. It is a very special bottle in my collection.
World Whiskey by Charles MacLean If you need a beautiful hardcover coffee table book about whiskey, this is the one to get. The history of the Japanese whisky industry, from the origins to how ingrained it is in Japanese culture is fascinating. Now here in Whisky Rising, whisky authority and Japanese whisky expert Stefan Van Eycken takes you on a guided tour to some of the most coveted whiskies in the world. He was not an expert, and part of the joy of this new edition is Ian Buxton's humorous commentary correcting him. The first, most definitive guide to the exciting revolution happening in the world of Japanese whisky! We also venture back to its historical roots and this forms the first part of the distinct trilogy within its pages. It looked very much like a library and it was a look I wanted to recreate at home.
Generously illustrated and well written it is a cornerstone addition to a whiskey book collection. The Art of Distilling, Revised and Updated is your exclusive backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and many other spirits. Raise a glass to Japanese whisky! On April 4, the most in-depth book on Japanese whisky ever attempted in any language this one happens to be in English will go on sale. Many thanks for the kind words. Bathe in a tub full of whisky? Some technical topics are so rushed that the writting feels disjointed while other topics are crammed into a few paragraphs eventhough the concepts are pretty straight forward. Stefan during his introduction makes an interesting point about the explosion in recent years, with the distilleries being in distinct separate camps thereby lacking the cooperation and sharing of casks associated with Scotland. Whether you want to learn about Scotch, Bourbon, or Whiskey, Michael Jackson has you covered.
The need to experience and discover is at the heart of this book. It's almost like you got a hold of some of the technical schemes. Just take a trip down the side bars to get yourself acquainted. It is a shame that Michael Jackson not the pop singer passed away before he could write a follow-up to this. He began writing regularly for Whisky Magazine shortly after it launched, and now also writes in a variety of trade and consumer titles here and abroad. Supported by archival photos, interviews with whisky experts, and never-before-published information about distilling traditions and practices, this text is a must-read for those seeking to discover what makes Japanese whisky so unique. For many years the only sustainable and relevant source of information has been , which Stefan has faithfully maintained and thereby allowed the curious, or enthusiastic, to explore this distant and remarkable country.
If I ever have this book on my shelf, will I still listen to sad pop music and sit in my cluttered bedroom putting down poems like it's no one's business but it's my obsession and it will not mean anything but I still insist and insist despite my gray beard and bald head? Condition Please see images for fill level and label condition. MacDonald, the pseudonym of journalist George Malcolm, was one of the first writers to bring an amateur's eye to what had previously been a dry, technical subject. Ian Buxton has been working in and around the whisky industry for close to 30 years, but has been drinking professionally for a good deal longer. Whisky Rising will give you a taste of the good stuff! He has published a number of books, including the bestselling 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. I believe that the best way to introduce Scotch to a non-Scotch enthusiast is to go through the tasting process with several different whiskies. In international competitions they have bested the traditional producer, and they have become absolutely the object of affection in the distilled spirits world! By introducing her to Scotch in this manner, she has been able to define the aspects that she likes, the Speyside whiskies. He's the editor of Nonjatta www.
Whisky Bible by Jim Murray This book was recommended the most, by leaps and bounds, over any other book on this list. This is one of the latter. The tongue-in-cheek writing is accompanied by equally irreverent photographs by Scott Gordon Bleicher, and a comprehensive roster of cocktails will help readers put their profane creations to good use. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the Book Of Whiskey The Definitive Guide To The Whiskeys gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. In comparison, Japanese distilleries look to refine rather than adopt wholesale changes, and as Stefan highlights there is a layer of secrecy to their processes rather than the openness we see north of England. .