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Issue 131 - The Very Best Reads

Whisky Magazine Issue 131
October 2015


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The Very Best Reads

Some of the whisky books recently published

I very recently came back from a week in Kentucky attending the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and it's very appropriate that I have just received two books focusing on Bourbon. I also happened to meet both Fred Minnick and Michael Veach when I was in Bardstown and was able to talk to them extensively about their books which are both reviewed below.

The aim of the Whisky Magazine Bookclub is to offer our readers the very best in whisky books and I have received a large number of titles that would be suitable for Christmas presents. I will be doing a full review of these books in the next issue which comes out on 5 December. This will include an extraordinary tome called The Scotch Whisky Treasures at £40.

Bourbon Curious
Fred Minnick
ISBN 9780760347409
Bookclub offer: £10.50 plus P&P
(RRP: 14.99)

In Bourbon Curious, award winning writer Fred Minnick creates an easy-to-read, interactive tasting journey to help you choose the right Bourbons for your flavour preferences – and take the next step in expanding your palate. The book groups Bourbon into four main flavour profiles – grain, nutmeg, caramel and cinnamon. While many Bourbons boast all four flavour notes, one delicious sensation typically overpowers the rest. This books uncovers more than 50 brands' dominant tastes and suggests cocktail recipes to complement them. In addition, the author spends some time busting Bourbon myths, unravelling its mysteries, exploring distiller secrets and disclosing the recipes you won'...

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