Your complete barley-to-cask guide to understanding and enjoying Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Finally, a complete work that demystifies this centuries old delightful drink. Superb guide for newcomers, casuals, enthusiasts and aficionados alike. Your personal guided tour of 101 single malt distilleries from Scotland's Lowlands, Highlands, Islay, Islands and Campbeltown, including the special Speyside distilleries. You'll discover each distillery's different expressions. Learn the ins and outs of the distilleries including Glenfiddich, Glenturret, Benromach, Springbank, Pulteney, Balblair, Bowmore, The Glenlivet, Glen Grant, The Macallan and More. Detailed maps will help you locate your favorite distillery and discover new ones. Uncorks the bottle on Single Malt brands. You will gain kwledge to evaluate Scotch expressions using color, sing, tasting, and to recognize aromas and flavors. You'll understand the process of whisky-making from the basics of key ingredients to the intricacies of distilling to the importance of cask selection and discover the role these steps play in flavor development. With your newfound understanding and kwledge base of single malts, you'll be ready to explore and savor the variations and subtleties of the newer and lesser kwn selections. Whisky Lexicon explains all the key terms you need to kw The Noser Kws reveals how to choose the right whisky for you The Scotch Whisky Research Institutes' Flavour Wheel - how to use it and what it means in practice The whisky-making process - fermentation, kilning, dressing, milling, mashing, germination and more
Elizabeth Riley Bell shares her 25+ year love affair with Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Her first-hand knowledge of whisky production soared when she worked in a Speyside distillery. Her eclectic collection of Scotch includes several bottles that predate American prohibition and date back to the 19th century. She has been honored with membership in the prestigious exclusive Keepers of the Quaich Scotch honor society which is bestowed only on acknowledged experts.