Published: September 15, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1551924218
ISBN - 13: 9781551924212
From the Publisher
For millions of people around the world, the spirit of Scotland
shimmers in a glass. Scotch is the world's most widely enjoyed
spirit. The substance is barley, grown and malted in places like
the Black Isle. This staff of life is transformed from the mundane
to the magical by the mountain water, the blossoming heather, the
burning peat and the westerly winds. According to legend, the
whisky of Scotland was brought from Northern Ireland to the
Scottish island of Iona--but it is now being rediscovered in the
single-malt bars around the world.
In Scotland and Its Whiskies, Michael Jackson, the world's leading
writer on whisky, makes his own distillation of the magical spirit.
He relives his love affair with whisky through a tour of the
countryside of Scotland and the bars of Edinburgh.
About the Author
Michael Jackson is a past winner of the Glenfiddich Trophy and has also won five Glenfiddich Awards for books such as the Beer Companion and the World Guide to Whisky. His Complete Guide to Single-Malt Scotch has sold more than half a million copies since it was first published in 1989. He also contributes to newspapers and magazines in Britain and the U.S., including Decanter and The Washington Post.