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Whiskies Galore

Food & Drink, Travel Writing, Adventure & Guides
Publication Date
06 September 2018
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Ltd
16pp colour plates

Whiskies Galore

A Tour of Scotland’s Island Distilleries


eBook also available from the iBookstore

‘You will learn far more in this offbeat odyssey than in a hundred more straightforward whisky books’ – Guardian, Best Drinks Books 2017

‘This is unlike any other whisky book yet published, and better than most!’ – Charles MacLean, author of Whiskypedia

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 merely 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.

Ian Buxton has been working in and around the whisky industry for close to 30 years, but has been drinking professionally for a good deal longer. He began writing regularly for Whisky Magazine shortly after it launched, and now also writes in a variety of trade and consumer titles here and abroad. He has published a number of books, including the bestselling 101 Gins to Try Before You Die.

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