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The Pocket Guide to Whisky

Burns Night Companions, Father's Day Book, Food & Drink
Publication Date
20 May 2017
Available for Sale
Birlinn Ltd
Colour throughout

The Pocket Guide to Whisky

with Nikki Welch
by Blair Bowman - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

'the map focuses on flavours instead of regions, concentrating on the tastes and textures of the tipples … While the pocket-guide is clearly written with dipping in-and-out in mind or as a gift, it works really well too as a book to demolish in a single sitting' – Scottish Field

The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their feet in the industry. Following on from Nikki Welch's bestselling Pocket Guide to Wine, she and Blair Bowman colaborate to provide a compact and accessible, easy-to-use guide to help budding whisky enthusiasts on their way. Uniquely, The Pocket Guide to Whisky explores every kind of whisky, from the well known Scottish giants of Glenlivet, to the exotic Japanese Hibiki, and includes the evergrowing and hotly debated blended whiskies too!

This little volume will tell you everything you need to know, from what to look for in whisky and what to avoid, to getting the best value for money to the perfect accompaniments to your dram and the ideal whisky for every occasion. From novice to expert, this guide enables whisky lovers to find out more about the brands they already like and to make informed choices as they explore further.

Blair Bowman is the founder of World Whisky Day, first launched in 2012, which is now celebrated every year and on every continent including Antarctica. He has been a whisky enthusiast since helping found Aberdeen University’s Malt Whisky Society. He currently writes for Scottish Field as their Whisky Columnist and is a contributing editor to the Cask & Still, Scotland’s newest whisky magazine.

Nikki Welch is the creator of the WineTubeMap and flavour tube map concept, her bestselling Pocket Guide to Wine is accompanied by an app and website and she runs events and workshops inspiring people to try see wine and food differently. She has worked in and around the wine trade for 15 years.

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