Whisky Island

By Fiona Rintoul

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A celebration of the tastes, smells and history of the whiskies of Islay, illustrated with stunning photographs.

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Winner of the Gourmand Award for Best UK Spirits Book 2017

Islay is the magical island in Scotland's Southern Hebrides that boasts eight active distilleries, countless world renowned single malts and its own whisky classification, protected by Scots law.

This book is a celebration of the whiskies of Islay and of the beautiful island that shaped them. With a population of just over 3,000, Islay produces some of the finest whiskies in the world. It is perhaps best known for its smoky, phenolic spirits, such as Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg. These have been distilled in rocky coves off Islay's sheltered east coast for at least 200 years, and probably much longer. But in truth Islay produces a dram for every palate, and its vibrant and expanding whisky industry is a constant source of renewed excellence and taste innovation.

Fiona Rintoul, an award-winning novelist, translator, journalist and whisky enthusiast, provides a background and history to the islands and their distilling, alongside tasting notes on the main malts and blends. Konrad Borkowski, who lives on Jura, provides stunning full colour photographs, documenting each distillery at work through the seasons.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Freight Books
Publication Date 9 Mar 2017
SKU 9781911332480-grouped
Number of Pages 196

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