The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

By Alfred Barnard

Format: Multiple Formats

Including over 200 engravings, this book provides information about the origins of Scotland's national drink, as well as a picture of life and travel in the Victorian age. It includes not only the technical descriptions of each distillery's processes, but also descriptions of journeys.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Around 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper's Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit all distilleries in Scotland, England and Ireland. Accompanied by friends, he visited over 150 distilleries. The names found in his reports still excite the dedicated whisky connoisseur today, as well as others whose fame has faded since the end of the 19th century. The appeal of Barnard's book lies not only in the technical descriptions of each distillery's processes, but also in the colourful descriptions of his journeys, brimming with historical colour and detail. A superbly illustrated facsimile edition, with over 200 engravings, this book is a complete guide to the origins of Scotland's national drink, as well as a lively picture of life and travel in the Victorian age.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 11 Apr 2008
SKU 9781841586526-grouped
Number of Pages 528

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