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Issue 123 - What's New on the Shelf

Whisky Magazine Issue 123
October 2014


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What's New on the Shelf

What's coming up in the whisky book world

We have seen a large number of new books coming into the office within the last few weeks and we are going to have a year's roundup in the last issue of the year which publishes just in time for you to order before Christmas. Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison, who are regular contributors to the magazine, have just published their first book, Distilled, which is reviewed below. We wanted to review the new World Atlas of Whisky by Dave Broom, but as we went to press we had not yet received a copy, so this will be reviewed in Issue 124. The e-version of this book is, we are reliably informed, an all singing all dancing version of the book with many interactive features including tasting wheels.

Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley
ISBN 9781845339111
Bookclub offer: £12 plus P&P
(RRP: £14.99)

Today's world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It's about men and women tearing up the rule books and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality. This book uncovers the best spirits that the world has to offer. These are not necessarily the best-known examples on the planet – though if they are good, they have a place here – but the best crafted and most interesting. Spirit by spirit, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley explain everything you need to know to appreciate a distillate: its ingredients, its classic forms, and the choices made in creating it. They offer their picks of the ones to search out, the world...

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