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Issue 129 - Great Summer Reads

Whisky Magazine Issue 129
July 2015


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Great Summer Reads

Some of the best whisky books recently published

I am delighted that two of our regular contributors, namely Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley, have recently won The Fortnum and Mason Drinks Book of the Year award. This is for their book Distilled (detailed below). My hearty congratulations, and although not covering whisky alone, it's an extremely well written and well laid out book.

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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's best examples of their type. A...

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