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Issue 136 - An Entertaining Read

Whisky Magazine Issue 136
June 2016

 

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An Entertaining Read

Recently published whisky related books

Both lead books in this issue have been published in the US and are by American authors. Having been in book publishing for over 20 years it never ceases to amaze me how different the design of a US book compares to a UK designed one. I am certainly not going to come down on one side or the other but there is a very noticeable difference in the approach to layout and especially the use of typography.

Coincidentally one of the authors, Lew Bryson, author of Tasting Whiskey, has just started writing for this magazine and his first feature on Buffalo Trace will be in our next issue 137 publishing 15 July.

Tasting Whiskey
Lew Bryson
ISBN 9781612123011
Bookclub offer: £10.50 plus P&P
(RRP: £13.50)
Many factors contribute to the distinctive flavours and aromas of whisky – charred oak casks, the grain, local distilling traditions, the intricacies of blending and possibly the infusion of peat. If you are fascinated with whisky and all its subtleties and variations, let Lew Bryson take you though the great whisky producing regions and discover the unique characteristics of each spirit. The book is divided into 15 chapters and in turn the author takes us through all the whisky producing countries. As an American author, it is interesting to see that Scotch is the first covered, but what is also very useful is that he covers what goes well with whisky, collecting whisky and what to dilute whisky with. Lew Bryson was until recently Managing Editor of Whisky Advocate. He frequently...

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