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Whisky - A Brief History
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by Gavin B. Smith

Whisky - A Brief History sets out to inform the reader about this most characterful and versatile of spirits, while also entertaining at every turn. Learn the mysteries of pot and patent still distillation and discover how casks of illicit Scotch whisky were transported in mock funeral corteges to deceive the officers of the law. Gavin D Smith, shares his immense knowledge nd enthusiasm with the reader, taking him on an erudite and entertaining tour of the world of whisky.

Starting with a brief history of the drink he moves on to making whisky - legally and illegally, whiskies of the world, whisky tales and cocktails. Finally we learn some of the statistics of the trade, its retailers, festivals, and awards.

About The Author

Gavin D. Smith was born in County Durham, England, and was educated at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He developed a freelance writing career while working in retail management and subsequently moved to to the Fife coast in Scotland where he writes full-time.

He is the author of Whisky: A Book of Words, The Year of the Prince, The Lake Poets, A-Z of Whisky, Scotch Whisky in Old Photographs, A Century of Scotch Whisky, A Scots-English Dictionary, Gavin D. Smith's Lake District, The Scottish Beer Bible, British Brewing in Old Photographs, Worts, Worms & Washbacks, Whisky Wit & Wisdom, The Secret Still, The Scottish Smuggler and The Whisky Men.

ISBN: 1-904332692
EAN: 139781904332695
96 pages | 2 colour
Portrait 184 x 114mm (7 1/4" x 4 1/2")
Retail Price: $9.99
Your Price: $5.95 + shipping

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