eelbrook wrote:Sections on distilleries - excellent.
Sections on minutae of Islay - boring, booring, boring.
Sorry, eelbrook, you are wrong, wrong, wrong. Hope that's not over the top. I cannot be happier with this book (in spite of numerous errors in first edition), and intend to buy a paperback copy for reference when visiting Islay. There's more to Islay (and life!) than whisky, and Jefford has done a fine job of painting a portrait of the island. I will return with a greatly heightened sense of place. But I'm a geography nut, anyway. I suppose that if you are incurious about such things, you would find those chapters boring. I'm just glad that the book is not so one-dimensional.