Single Malt and Scotch Whisky: A Guide to Hundreds of Brands and Varieties

Single Malt and Scotch Whisky: A Guide to Hundreds of Brands and Varieties

Daniel Lerner

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1579125778

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This guide to single malt and Scotch whiskey is an essential resource for novices and seasoned experts alike. It includes more than 200 brands and varieties of Scotch and single malt whiskey. Ratings and detailed information on Scotch and the Scotch industry are included. Information on each brand includes the varieties’ strength, aroma, flavor, and distinguishing characteristics. The history and lore of single malt and Scotch whisky is shown in both text and color photographs.



















tourist attraction (see Clynelish). REGION: Highland (Speyside) AGE WHEN BOTTLED: 30-year-old (bottled 2003) STRENGTH: 55.2% INDEPENDENT BOTTLINGS: Douglas Laing, Signatory TASTING NOTES: Aromas: Sweet, vanilla Flavors: Clean, fresh, fruity BRUICHLADDICH ISLAY Bruichladdich was built right on the sea. It was closed in 1995 and bought by a small group of whisky experts in 2000. They have refurbished the distillery and kept it old-fashioned. The current bottlings are stylistically fresh,

smoky, longish finish CAPERDONICH HIGHLAND (SPEYSIDE) Originally called Glen Grant 2, the distillery was built in 1897 as an adjunct to Glen Grant. The new facility’s production was piped into Glen Grant until the turn of the century. The distillery was closed until 1965, when it was expanded and renamed Caperdonich. Never produced as a single malt, all of Caperdonich’s output is used in blending. Independent bottlings are available. CAPERDONICH DISTILLERY Rothes Morayshire AB38 7BN Tel: +44

VOLUME ARE 1. UNITED STATES 2. SPAIN 3. FRANCE 4. SOUTH KOREA 5. JAPAN SPEYSIDE HIGHLAND In 1962, George Christie built this distillery in the centuries-old “dry stane dyking” method, that is, stone structures put together without any mortar, opposite the former Drumguish distillery. It took him thirty years to complete, and the first distillation took place in 1990. See also Drumguish. SPEYSIDE DISTILLERY Glen Tromie Kingussie Inverness-shire PH21 1NS / Scotland Tel: +44 (0)1540 661060

Dreamstime; 14: � Joss for Bigstockphoto; 15: � Bowmore Distillers Ltd.; 16T: � Bowmore Distillers Ltd.; 16M: � Mike Bentley for istockphoto; 16B: � Bowmore Distillers Ltd.; 17: � Bowmore Distillers Ltd.; 18T: � Oliver Holme for istockphoto; 18M: � Dewar’s Finest Scotch Whisky; 19: � Bowmore Distillers Ltd.; 22: � Bowmore Distillers Ltd.; 24: � Alain Couillaud for istockphoto; 25: � Jeroen Kloppenburg for istockphoto; 26-27: � istockphoto; 27M: � Fintastique for Dreamstime; 27B: � Bowmore

alcoholic strengths, and different kinds of wood finishes. The notion of single-cask bottlings—whisky bottled at full strength (without dilution to bring down the proof) from a single cask—has taken hold. Sophisticated whisky drinkers look for unique and unreproducible traits in their whisky. In addition, variations of more traditionally vatted whiskies are sought after, hence the wood-finished ranges, which are imbued with additional levels of flavor complexity by aging them in different types

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