This is a great book. I love the details and the side excursions through history. There were times when I felt like I was actually in Islay while I was reading it, though that was probably due to the influence of what was in my glass at the time.
Seriously, the chapters on wildlife and shipwrecks really gave me an added understanding. I think my favorite parts, besides the "in the distillery" parts, were the little excursions to the water sources.
I wish there were more books about whisky like this.