The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

Author: Alfred Barnard

Publisher: Aaron Barker Publishing

Published: 2013-07-14

Total Pages: 1297

ISBN-13: 0615850286

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In 1885, Alfred Barnard was charged with the task of visiting and reporting on every active Whisky distillery throughout Scotland, Ireland and England. It took him two exhaustive years. In this book you will see the distilleries through his eyes. His detailed descriptions of every step in the distilling process is work that remains unparalleled to this day. But that's only part of the story. As he and his companions traveled the countryside, he fell in love with Scotland and all its grandeur as well as the lush landscapes of Ireland. As you read through this book - presented as an ebook for the very first time - you'll fall in love, as well. Part technical document and part travelogue, you're almost getting two books in one intertwined volume. Granted, this text lacks the visual beauty and splendor of the fine print editions, but the words stand up on their own and will transport you to a Victorian adventure that was, is and always will be one of a kind. This edition does not contain the additional writings of Alfred Barnard that are found in recent print editions, just the text of his original book. There are two additional chapters from his writings giving added detail for Glenglassaugh and Glenfarclas.


The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

Author: Alfred Barnard

Publisher:

Published: 1887

Total Pages: 457

ISBN-13: 9781841582665

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Around 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper's Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit all distilleries in Scotland, England and Ireland. Accompanied by friends, he visited over 150 distilleries. The names found in his reports still excite the dedicated whisky connoisseur today, as well as others whose fame has faded since the end of the 19th century. The appeal of Barnard's book lies not only in the technical descriptions of each distillery's processes, but also in the colourful descriptions of his journeys, brimming with historical colour and detail. A superbly illustrated facsimile edition, with over 200 engravings, this book is a complete guide to the origins of Scotland's national drink, as well as a lively picture of life and travel in the Victorian age.


Spirit of Place

Spirit of Place

Author: Charles MacLean

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Published: 2017-06-01

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 178101230X

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A wide-ranging and evocative portrait of Scotland's distilleries, with text by renowned whisky expert Charles MacLean and photographs by Lara Platman and Alan MacDonald. Treating Scotland as eight distinct regions, this fascinating book describes the 'cultural terroir' of the country's fifty greatest distilleries; the ingredients, practices and traditions that result in such an exquisite range of whiskies. Specially commissioned photographs capture the texture of the surrounding landscapes and communities through the changing seasons, as well as portraits of those craftsmen who work there, and the fabric of the buildings themselves. Spirit of Place is a unique addition to the literature on Scotch whisky, from the world's greatest expert on the subject. The perfect gift for anyone planning a tour of Scotland's distilleries, a souvenir for anyone who has visited them, and simply the perfect companion to a dram at home.


The Whisky River

The Whisky River

Author: Robin Laing

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

Published: 2012-05

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781906817954

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Which river has half the distilleries in Scotland found along its length and in its surrounding glens? Why were monks at the forefront of developing whisky? Which Speyside distillery has an annual migration of toads? How did Glenrothes distillery expel its ghost? Robin Laing - singer-songwriter, author of The Whisky Muse, and chair of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's Tasting Panel - set out to visit every distillery in the Speyside area, from Benromach to Tomintoul, and presents a guide to each of them here. There are descriptions of over 50 distilleries on Speyside, including The Macallan, The Glenlivet, Cardhu, Aberlour, Glenfiddich and Glengrant. - Each entry is part history, part travelogue and part commentary on the changes in the whisky industry. - Includes personal musings by the author, stories associated with the distillery and snippets of poetry and song. Laing's 'spirit' guide in his journey is Alfred Barnard, author of 1887's The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. Barnard visited many of the same distilleries that Laing visits now and similarly left his impressions of the state of the facilities and the beauty of the surroundings. Much of this present book compares what Barnard found with what exists now, and the differences - and similarities - are often fascinating.


Visiting Distilleries

Visiting Distilleries

Author: Duncan Graham

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781903238646

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Over 40 malt whisky distilleries (and other related facilities) in Scotland and Northern Ireland are detailed in this visitors' guide. Arranged on a regional basis, centred around an appropriate touring base, the book looks at each facility in detail for the whisky enthusiast. Preliminary chapters deal with the manufacture of Scotch (and Irish) malt whisk(e)y, with an explanation of how the guide works and how it should be used, and a brief history of distilling in Scotland. The second part is an A-Z of all the relevant distilleries, cooperages and heritage centres. These are detailed comprehensively and are given a seven-still rating for overall performance. The guide covers aspects such as ambience, appearance, ease of access for caravans/campers, AV quality, range of goods for sale, tour content and quality, and standard of catering, toilets and disabled access. Arran, Ben Nevis, Benromach, Blair Athol, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich, Old Bushmills, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Clynelish, Cragganmore, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Edradour, Fettercairn, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glengoyne, Glen Grant, Glenknichie, The Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Glen Moray, Glen Ord, Glenturret, Highland Park, Isle of Jura, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, the Macallan, Oban, Pulteney, Royal Lochnagar, Strathisla, Talisker, Tobermory, Tomatin and Springbank. The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre and Speyside Cooperage are also covered.


Whisky

Whisky

Author: Graham Stewart

Publisher: Elsevier

Published: 2014-08-12

Total Pages: 444

ISBN-13: 0124046037

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Whisky: Technology, Production and Marketing explains in technical terms the science and technology of producing whisky, combined with information from industry experts on successfully marketing the product. World experts in Scotch whisky provide detailed insight into whisky production, from the processing of raw materials to the fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending, production of co-products, and quality testing, as well as important information on the methodology used for packaging and marketing whisky in the twenty-first century. No other book covers the entire whisky process from raw material to delivery to market in such a comprehensive manner and with such a high level of technical detail. Only available work to cover the entire whisky process from raw material to delivery to the market in such a comprehensive manner Includes a chapter on marketing and selling whisky Foreword written by Alan Rutherford, former Chairman and Managing Director of United Malt and Grain Distillers Ltd.


The Impossible Collection of Whiskey

The Impossible Collection of Whiskey

Author: Clay Risen

Publisher: Assouline Publishing

Published: 2020-10-01

Total Pages: 6

ISBN-13: 1614289484

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In The Impossible Collection of Whiskey, bestselling spirits writer Clay Risen unpacks the history of this storied drink, inviting the reader to tour some of the world’s most famed distilleries and their finest bottles. From the best Scotch of the Scottish Highlands to Kentucky’s finest Bourbon, Risen’s selection of 100 unparalleled whiskeys come from age-old makers as well as trailblazers of the craft distilling movement that has swept across the globe. Here are whiskeys selected not only for their exquisite flavor but also for rarity, age, flavor, and innovation. Bottles from countries with nascent whiskey markets, such as India and the Czech Republic, sit beside old American classics like Pappy Van Winkle and some of the rarest, most coveted bottles on the market. Risen marvels at bottles like Ireland’s Midleton Very Rare 45 Year Old, the oldest, most expensive Irish whiskey in the world. Together, these 100 bottles comprise a collection of whiskeys so exclusive that no one could ever assemble them all under one roof. A must-have for the library of any true whiskey connoisseur, The Impossible Collection of Whiskey is a carefully crafted homage to a liquor long revered as the “water of life.”