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.
Whisky Distilleries of Scotland
Author: Charles MacLean
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Hochprozentig kriminell: Abigal Logan, erfolgreiche Fotojournalistin Anfang Dreißig, hätte nie gedacht, dass sie mal eine Whisky-Destillerie in Schottland erben würde. Doch eine Frau als Eigentümerin eines solchen Kleinods? Als sie mit ihrem Kollegen Patrick, einem Whisky-Kenner, und ihrem Terrier Liam dort ankommt, macht man ihr sehr deutlich klar, dass man sie nicht haben will. Es gibt Sabotage-Akte in der Destillerie, man bedroht sie und dann findet man einen ihrer Angestellten tot im Whisky-Bottich.
Author: Melinda Mullet
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Now in PDF. From Banffshire to Bangalore, take a look at the expanding world of whisky with The Whisky Opus. Find out all about the major whisky-producing countries and 175 of the world's best distilleries. Explore every whisky style from single malt to poteen, their history and the fascinating stories behind the distilleries that make them plus learn how to train your palate with the help of 500 evocative tasting notes. Whether new to the wonders of whisky or on the road to becoming a connoisseur, whisky fans will find this book tells them everything they want to know. Elegant, classy and written by 3 renowned whisky writers, make The Whisky Opus your tipple of choice.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland is the essential holiday planner, unearthing the best of every region of Great Britain & Ireland season by season. Whatever you're looking for- from a family seaside holiday to a long hike in beautiful countryside- Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland suggests suitable locations and the best time of year to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by popular BBC1 and Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury, this book combines informative and inspirational narrative with truly sumptuous photography bringing each destination to life. It boasts six different holiday themes from History and Heritage and Wildlife to Festivals and Events ensuring that there is something for everybody. Visit Chepstow Castle in summer or revel at the Galway Oyster Festival in Autumn, with regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options finding your ideal getaway is made simple. The perfect inspirational book for anyone planning a day-trip, a longer holiday or seeking out hidden gems on their doorstep.
Great Britain & Ireland
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Revised and Updated. Whisky is one of the world’s most revered spirits, with connoisseurs spending a great deal of money and time on the appreciation of rare expressions and limited edition bottles. In addition, many whisky connoisseurs travel direct to the source to see and experience the world’s best distilleries at first hand. Since the publication of the first edition in 2010, many changes have occurred in the world of whisky which are fully explored in this completely new edition. Over 200 of the 750 whiskies are updated, along with over 20 of the 38 features to reflect the ‘new world of whisky’, from the growing US single malt craft distillery movement (including Balcones in Texas), Japan (Yoichi),Taiwan (Kavalan), India (Paul John), Australia (Overeem), France (Warengem) and Sweden (Mackmyra, Spirit of Hven). Aimed at beginners as well as connoisseurs, the book encompasses everything you need to know to increase your appreciation of this complex and fascinating spirit. Iconic distilleries such as Lagavulin, Highland Park and Glenrothes in Scotland are fully explored alongside the bourbon innovators of Kentucky such as Woodford Reserve and Maker’s Mark. From global brands to tiny craft distillers, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the best dram the world over.
750 Unmissable Drams from Tain to Tokyo
Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Repr. by Order of the House
The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature examines the ways in which the cultural and political role of Scottish writing has changed since the country's successful referendum on national self-rule in 1997. In doing so, it makes a convincing case for a distinctive post-devolution Scottish criticism. Introducing over forty original essays under four main headings - 'Contexts', 'Genres', 'Authors' and 'Topics' - the volume covers the entire spectrum of current interests and topical concerns in the field of Scottish studies and heralds a new era in Scottish writing, literary criticism and cultural theory. It records and critically outlines prominent literary trends and developments, the specific political circumstances and aesthetic agendas that propel them, as well as literature's capacity for envisioning new and alternative futures. Issues under discussion include class, sexuality and gender, nationhood and globalisation, the New Europe and cosmopolitan citizenship, postcoloniality,
Author: Berthold Schoene
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Destillerien, Marken, Touren, Raritäten
Author: Charles MacLean
Individual distilleries give their whiskies unique characteristics. These characteristics do not arise magically (as was once thought), nor are they the result of terroir or region (as is still thought, by some). They have their roots in the craft and custom of the distillery and of the district in which it is located, but the key influences upon flavour are the distilling equipment itself, how it is operated and how the spirit is matured. For the first time,Charles MacLean's Whiskypediaexplores the flavor and character of every malt whisky distilled in Scotland with reference to how it is made. Introductory sections explain the contribution made by each stage of production and maturation, to elucidate the detailed notes about how malt whisky is made at each distillery. The distillery entries also provide historical notes and quirky facts. Malt whisky is the quintessential 'spirit of place', and this element of the story has been captured by John Macpherson's camera in specially commissioned images which compliment the text. This is a wholly new approach to understanding and enjoying Scotch malt whisky, by the foremost authority on the subject in collaboration with one of Scotland's leading photographers.
A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky
Author: Charles MacLean
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
This fully updated The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands is the ultimate guidebook to the captivating remote reaches of Scotland. From the divine seafood offerings at Loch Fyne to the whisky distilleries on Islay, this is a place for indulging. It's also a hotspot for outdoor activities, whether you decide to bag a Munro or two, hop onto a mountain bike or stroll along deserted (if blustery) golden beaches. The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands and Islands contains more information than ever on where to go and what to see in this part of Scotland, with practical information on everything from events listings to transport logistics. There's also coverage of the brand new North Coast 500 route, which loops around the northernmost reaches of the country. From Skye's breathtaking Cuillin ridge to abandoned castles, via riproaring unplanned ceilidhs, this stark and weather beaten part of the planet will not disappoint. Make the most of your trip to the Highlands and Islands with Rough Guides.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Starting with the early origins of Campbeltown, David Stirk relates in The Distilleries of Campbeltown how the town grew from a small settlement into a Royal Burgh that depended on the herring fishery before whisky became the main trade in the town and its associated villages of Dalaruan and Dalintober. He shows how certain families such as the Colvilles, Armours and Mitchells were to be central to this trade for over a century. Ultimately the town's prosperity waned with the rise of the blending trade from the 1860s and the resultant preference for Speyside and Islay whiskies over their Campbeltown counterparts, the depression, prohibition in the USA and the post-WWI rationalisation orchestrated by the Distillers Company that took many distilleries out of production for ever. This decline is recorded by way of newspaper reports and correspondence between interested parties and is perhaps most poignantly represented by the suicide on 23 December 1930 of Duncan MacCallum, aged 83, once a leading distiller in the town, when he drowned himself in Crosshill Loch. Yet out of that dark past, something of a resurgence has gradually been made as Springbank and Glen Scotia have managed to keep going and now Glengyle is producing again. The result is that Campbeltown can now boast more working distilleries than exist in the entire Lowland producing area. This is the first proper in-depth look at the whisky industry in Campbeltown and it is accompanied with period colour OS maps showing the distillery locations in the mid-1860s along with numerous previously unpublished turn-of-the-century archive photographs of the town from the MacGrory collection.
The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World
Author: David Stirk
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
A classic work on Scotch and its origins, Lockhart's book has long been regarded as a whisky classic. Including the foreword written by his late son in 1995, fully updated and revised, this book covers some of the lesser known episodes in the industry's history. In particular the author's family's involvement with Balmenach Distilery on Speyside is well covered as are the polemics of the Scots and their relationship with whisky and where it might be heading. Much of what Lockhart stated back in the 60s still holds true 50 years later and the book is considered essential reading for the whisky enthusiast.
The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story
Author: Robert Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
Author: Great Britain House of Commons
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Category: Great Britain
The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir Ernest Shackleton's world fame is founded on the Endurance expedition of 1914 - 17, an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent that was foiled by the crushing of his ship in pack ice. The heroics that followed ensured that Shackleton and his men would forever have a place in the annals of polar history and world exploration. But Shackleton had come south seven years prior, leading the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition and targeting the South Pole from the opposite side of Antarctica. Rarely did Shackleton consume strong drink, and on his expeditions he tolerated only a 'mild spree' at times of celebration. But in 1907 25 cases - 300 bottles - of Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky whisky, three cases of which would ultimately lie forgotten beneath his hut at Cape Royds in the McMurdo Sound region for over 100 years, were loaded aboard his ship the Nimrod. The discovery of the whisky in 2007, and its subsequent reblending by the Mackinlay distillery, inspired Neville Peat to rexamine and explore Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition, the 'heroic' era of Antarctic exploration, and the craft and lore behind Scotland's finest dram.
A Spirit of Discovery ... Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind (Large Print 16pt
Author: Neville Peat
Category: Biography & Autobiography