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The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

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The Science and Commerce of Whisky

While there are numerous books about whisky, there are surprisingly few about how to make it, and even fewer about how the whisky industry itself looks at whisky as a thing to be sold. There…

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Classic Book Reviews: Whisky by Aeneas MacDonald

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Today’s review is of one of the most important, most-revered books about whisky ever written, Whisky by Aeneas Macdonald, which was first published in an edition of 1600 copies by Porpoise Press in 1930.  My…

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Classic Book Reviews: Scotch by Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart

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Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart was a very interesting man.  His book, Scotch: The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story, appeared in 1951 when its author was in his sixties and approaching the twilight of…

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Classic Book Reviews: Whisky Tales by Charles MacLean

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First published in 2006, Charles MacLean’s Whisky Tales is an expanded version of his hugely popular MacLean’s Miscellany of Whisky, which had first appeared two years earlier and is today more widely disseminated and easier…

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Classic Book Reviews: Scotch Whisky by David Daiches

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Scotch Whisky - David Daiches

David Daiches’s book Scotch Whisky: Its Past and Present, first appeared in 1969, and was popular enough that a revised edition appeared in 1976, of which my copy is the paperback. I am not sure where…

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