JCSkinner wrote:I'm on the verge of writing a book at the moment (I've not signed anything yet, so there's still time to back out) and I began wondering what people would actually want to read in a book about whiskey, as opposed to what I would want to write about.
It's very possible the two aren't the same.
So without giving anything away about what I've got planned, I thought I'd ask people in here what they look for, generically speaking, in a book about whiskey.
Do you look for plentiful tasting notes, with marks out of a hundred for as many bottlings as possible? Or are you more interested in the history of distilleries? Perhaps you're keen to read about the technics of distilling? Or are you only interested in a particular region or distillery when reading about whiskey?
I tend to avoid the books about tasting notes (except the ones made before the mid-1990s) and prefer to make my owns
In books, I try to learn more about the way that whisky is produced over the years (technical development) and the history of the people and companies who contribute(d) to the whisky,
Basically, I try to read everything I can...