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Issue 127 - What's New on the Shelf

Whisky Magazine Issue 127
April 2015


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What's New on the Shelf

Coming up in the whisky book world

With not many new books being published at the beginning of the year, I have included a number of books we have reviewed before but which I believe to be not only good in content but more importantly very good value. I recently attended our Whisky Live show in London where we sold a large number of books including some of the ones listed here. As with most trends, single books about whisky are on the decline and what publishers seem to be doing now is publishing more and more books on the full range of spirits. Once autumn comes along we are bound to have a deluge of new books to review.

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Let Me Tell You About Whisky
Neil Ridley & Gavin D. Smith
ISBN 9781862059658
Bookclub offer: £13 plus P&P
(RRP: £16.99)

There have been a lot of primer books about whisky in recent years, but not one with such detailed and all encompassing scope. The book assumes that the reader has no prior whisky knowledge and clearly explains the processes that go in to making whisky. In the opening sections, and using some lovely illustrations, the writers take the story of how whisky began and demystify some of the common myths about whisky. The writers also offer practical advice, useful when faced with a daunting shop full of malts and blends. There is advice on how to nose, taste and savour, how to organise a whisky tasting, which glassware to use, as well as a selection of classic whisky cocktails and advice on...

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