Re: A Double Scotch - F. Paul Pacult
I just finished this book, and I agree with some of the more concerning issues and questions raised about the book.
To me, it's clearly been written as promotional piece, at least in so far as the Chivas Regal sections.
The history and info on the Glenlivet was extremely interesting and no doubt factually correct, but the Chivas Regal stuff just reeked of commercialism and shameless plugging/promotion.
The actual details cited also never agreed with the glowing text. For example, the author went to tedious and tiresome lengths to paint the picture that the Chivas Regal was the most popular of whiskies; the pick of the bunch, but then stated sales figures that showed that it never rose higher than 5th spot on the best-selling whiskies sales figures.
And call me picky, but it was also clearly written for American readers, rather than an international readership.