128 pages, 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.4 in
May 15, 2001
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1895837871
ISBN - 13: 9781895837872
From the Publisher
It goes without saying that this book is to be enjoyed with a dram or two of your favorite single malt. Don't have one? Don't worry, you will. Scotch is your personal record of your tour of what has become a 3 billion dollar, 1,500-year-old industry. Beginning with a short history of both whiskey distillation and the country that turned it into an institution, Scotch details the various elements that influence a singlemalt's character: everything from the soil used in the malting process, to the assorted methods of fermentation, to the kind of snow feeding a particular Scottish mountain stream can affect the character of a single malt scotch. Scotch is an essential reference for beginners and connoisseurs alike.
About the Author
Alma Lee was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the daughter of a bagpipe-maker. After moving to Canada in 1967 she discovered her passion for writing and has since worked extensively as a lobbyist and fundraiser for various writing causes. Alma worked as the executive director of the Writers' Union of Canada then head of the Writers' Trust and now she is the artistic director of the Vancouver International Writers' Festival, which she founded in the 1980s. Alma Lee has spent a long and healthy life partaking of the pleasures of the single-malt, and has found that her passion for writing and writers is the perfect parter for her passion for single-malt whiskies.