Time-honoured, luxurious and naturally made, whisky has a noble heritage unparalleled by any other spirit. 1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die takes you on a fascinating global whisky tour - from Scotland and Ireland through North America, Japan, India and the rest of the world, providing insight into the 1001 best and most exciting whiskies ever made - from the established classics, such as Scotland's Springbank, to emerging greats from Japan.
Each evocative review traces the heritage of the single malt, grain, blend or bourbon selected, and reveals the particular production methods used in its formation. Detailed and tantalizing tasting notes complete the text - whether tempting your palate with light citrusy flavours, warm, spicy overtones, or hints of everything from earthy peat and bitter chocolate to sweet syrup. An invaluable resource for whisky afficionados everywhere, 1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die explores the traditional tipple's incredible diversity, introduces you to a host of often new, and sometimes rare, finds, and is sure to enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of the drink in all its forms.
A unique and inspirational guide to the mouthwatering world of whisky.
Dominic Roskrow is an award winning drinks writer who has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He edits Whiskeria, the world's biggest whisky magazine, and writes regularly for Whisky Magazine (for which he was the Editor for four years), Harpers, Drinks International, Malt Advocate, and Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper, The Daily. Author of The World's Best Whiskies - 750 Unmissable Drams from Tain to Tokyo (2010), Need To Know Whiskies (2008) and Collin's Gems: Whisky (2009), Dominic has visited most of the distilleries of Scotland, Ireland, and America, and travels regularly to distilleries around the world in search of new drams. In 2007 he received the Scotch whisky industry's highest honour when he was made a Keeper of the Quaich, and in 2010 he was made a Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky's highest honour. Jim Murray is one of the United Kingdom's most highly respected whisky journalists, largely due to his annually revised publication, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, also available as an app, and his website, www.whiskybible.com. The Whisky Bible records the results of more than 4500 of Murray's personal whisky tastings, from which he selects his coveted award of World Whisky of the Year; equally desired is Murray's Liquid Gold Award, earned by every whisky in the book scoring 94 points and upward. Murray is known for raising the profile of once-neglected whiskies - notably Irish pot still, Japanese, and American rye - and is chair judge on the International Wine and Spirit Competition.