Whiskies Galore

A Tour of Scotland's Island Distilleries

By Ian Buxton

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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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Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years. But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not simply a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland's islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea, and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert's knowledge of whisky with a travel writer's fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands' magical drams.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 14 Sep 2017
ISBN 9781780274423
Number of Pages 256

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'This is unlike any other whisky book yet published, and better than most!'

'something special, too, about this fascinating book ... All in all, this is the real thing - a single malt of a book - a lovely and loving read'

'Sardonic, unsentimental and often very funny ... the most original drink book I've read in a long time ... this book will make you love Scotch whisky all the more'

'his often hilarious travelogue mercilessly exposes cant, yet his profound love of these extraordinary places and our spirits is never in doubt'

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