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Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland

Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland

$ 29.99

Author: Clay Risen

Publisher: A Scott & Nix/Quercus Edition

Size: 5 x 9 inches

Pages: 328

ISBN: 978-1-681441-07-8

Price: $29.99

Over the past five centuries, Scots have used malted barley, stills, and clear cold water to create a sublimely complex drink. More than 110 distilleries are active today in Scotland, bottling hundreds of single malt expressions for export all over the world. Now, from the author of the spirits bestseller American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye, comes a new essential guide. Organized by distillery, each section features a profile of the maker and individual accounts of each core bottling, including information on age, proof, nose, body, palate, and price, plus an overall rating. The introduction provides a short history of the Scottish spirit, how it’s made, and how to enjoy it. Featuring more than 330 single malts, Risen has created the ideal companion for anyone who loves whisky and would like to know more. Slàinte!



 “A comprehensive and opinionated guide for the intermediate tippler…It’s a detailed, admirably cranky directory. Risen’s tasting notes for each are erudite and fun.” 
—Wall Street Journal

 “Risen is something of a Renaissance man…a Leonardo da Vinci of whiskey. American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye…should have a proud place on the bookshelf (or by the bar) of anyone who is an enthusiast of bourbon and other American whiskeys. Very useful for shopping purposes…Bring this book with you.” 
—Los Angeles Review of Books

 “Risen delicately walks readers into whiskey’s past, present, and future.…His words are meant for whiskey lovers, as he dissects every brand’s story and scores products on an NR (not recommended) to four-star scale. An American whiskey treasure worthy of four stars.” 
—Whiskey Advocate

 “A whiskey novice’s best friend...It’s a book I plan on keeping around for constant reference.”