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Whisky - Technology, Production and Marketing

Postby lexkraai » Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:34 am

Hi all

This long-awaited book, edited by Inge Russell, is now finally published by Academic Press. With a hefty price tag of £79.95, this really is a book only for those deeply interested in the scientific and technological details of all the steps in the whisky-making process. If you are, and have been frustrated by not being able to get a copy of the long-out-of-print "Science and Technology of Whiskies" (edited by Piggott et al in the late 1980s), then this is a book to consider adding to your whisky library.


Cheers, Lex
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Postby Czarny » Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:31 pm

Looks exiting, but the price is quite high. Do you know how big is this book ?
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Postby Wallace » Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:42 am

Hi Lex,

could you please give a little more detailed review of this book ?
What is the level of the book - do you have to be a chemist or so to appreciate the book ?

Slainthe !
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:44 pm

Hi Lex, could you post the ISBN number please? Cheers,

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Postby St.Peat » Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:18 pm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0126692025/bridgebooks/103-4447520-0452663

ISBN: 0126692025

$84US & free shipping. Has not arrived in store yet, but this seems to be a great price. Lex's quoted price would be nearer $120US or so. Hmmm, now I'm thinking I should get one too.

Cheers!
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Postby lexkraai » Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:11 am

Review now published in "Celtic Spirit" at www.celticmalts.com/journal-d10.htm. You don't have to be a professional chemist/physicist, but the book is not aimed at a complete novice. It is primarily aimed at giving those working in the industry a more solid scientific/technological background. As I said here and in the review, this is not a book for someone looking for tasting notes!

Cheers, Lex

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Postby Lawrence » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:16 pm

Thanks for the references, I'm going to order it when it comes available.
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:16 am

Lex, thanks for the tip, I just ordered it from Amazon.
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:38 pm

Hey Lex, it's arrived.........
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Postby Ed » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:00 am

Well, Lawrence,
You have had the book for over a year now. What did you think of it?
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:05 am

It's very good, I have been able to find answers to a number of questions that normally would have stumped me.

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Postby Ed » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:11 am

Wow, that was fast Lawrence!
It looks like it is only about Scotch Whisky. Is that true? Are other regions whisky touched on at all? Does it cover grain whisky?
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:16 am

Yes, it covers malt and grain production as well as maturation and blending, it's a very informative book.

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Postby corbuso » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:36 pm

Ed wrote:Wow, that was fast Lawrence!
It looks like it is only about Scotch Whisky. Is that true? Are other regions whisky touched on at all? Does it cover grain whisky?
Ed


As answered by Lawrence, this book covers the technology of whisky production, grain and malt included. This book is not a tasting guide. The production of grain and malt are quite different, but the processes between the different regions are similar.

You can also have short comment in the literature section at http://www.whisky-news.com


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