Whisky Japan

Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 9781568365756
Format: PDF
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Japanese whisky is finally getting the international recognition it deserves. Originally created to emulate the malts of Scotland, Japanese whiskies now hold a distinct and unique place among other world--class spirits. Yet, despite having a history going back nearly a century, and winning many prestigious awards in recent years (including Whisky Magazine's World Whiskies Awards in 2016, 2013, 2011, and 2010, and The Whisky Bible's World Whisky of the Year in 2013), Japanese whiskies have remained enigmatic and exotic. UntiI now. In WHISKY JAPAN, the most comprehensive book on Japanese whisky ever available in English, renowned expert Dominic Roskrow reveals what makes Japanese whisky so special and sought--after by whisky connoisseurs everywhere. He introduces the companies that make Japanese whisky, and offers detailed portraits of these distilleries, explaining their complex production processes, traditions, and the new innovations that have allowed them to take on and surpass the competition. The reader is carried along on a journey to the very heart of Japanese whisky making, with extensive tasting notes for all the leading expressions, a special selection of rare Japanese treasures, profile interviews with key personalities, and over 500 beautiful photographs and illustrations. Here are the whisky makers, blenders, independent bottlers, retailers, collectors, bloggers, and bartenders. There is a lively guide to the best bars around the world in which to taste Japanese whisky, a section on whisky cocktails and food pairings, and useful travel tips on how to get to the distilleries, where to stay, what to eat, and what else there is to do in the area.

Whisky Rising

Author: Stefan Van Eycken
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
ISBN: 9781604336979
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first, most definitive guide to the exciting revolution happening in the world of Japanese whisky! Raise a glass to Japanese whisky! Whisky Rising is the essential reference with revolutionary new insights into the emerging world of Japanese whisky, featuring profiles on distilleries new and old (some so new, they don’t even have whisky yet!), interviews with master distillers and blenders, and reviews and tasting notes for the best of the best, plus a definitive catalog featuring all of the must-drink whiskies! Follow the whisky bar guide and learn something new from the nosing and drinking tips. Whisky Rising will give you a taste of the good stuff!

Japanese Whisky

Author: Ulf Buxrud
Publisher: Dataanalys Scandinavia Ab
ISBN: 9789163320934
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book, a definitive guide to Japanese whiskies and a first in its category, is an endeavor to document the facts and figures of a formative and exciting segment of the Japanese whisky industry. It is also an attempt to mirror the arduous work and joy surrounding the rise of a trade that became an industry on its own merits. "Japanese Whisky" portrays all distilleries involved in the foundation of a unique chapter in the global history of whisky making. Some of these entities are gone; others are still operating at full steam. Each distillery portrait contains histories and comprehensive technical data, some never published before. A special segment maps a vast number of whiskies produced over the years. Tasting notes, photo documentation and comments are included for each of them. Plenty of side information such as how to travel and visit distilleries, the Japanese whisky bar culture, how to and where to find Japanese whiskies and much more is highlighted in the book.

A Glass Apart

Author: Fionnán O’Connor
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864705493
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Irish single pot still whiskey has a romantic mystique for many whiskey critics because of its tragic history as the ‘lost sister’ of single malt scotch. Ireland’s history and politics resulted in the near-annihilation of the national drink and there’s an almost eerie beauty to the ‘silent’ distilleries that still dot the Irish countryside. These distilleries inform the aesthetic of the title and, indeed, there is visual poetry in the barrels, pot stills and photogenic amber spirits that convey the Irish whiskey world. Although Irish whiskey is currently the fastest-growing global spirits category and Irish ‘pure pot still’ has long been a favourite drink among whiskey critics and connoisseurs, the existing literature is still surprisingly sparse. This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collectors’ item for established whiskey connoisseurs.

1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die

Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789324870
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide for the connoisseur profiles over one thousand whiskies, discussing the region and country of origin, distillery, alcohol content, style, and history for each.

Whisky Jazz

Author: Hans Offringa
Publisher: Evening Post Books
ISBN: 9780615281551
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combines the authors two passions with profiles of jazz musicians and Scotish distillaries and offering suggestions on combiniing the two.

Japanese Whisky

Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784721428
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since 2002 (the year it appeared on export markets) Japanese whisky has been consistently winning major international spirits awards. As export production increases and export markets - the USA and France in particular - open up to embrace the quality of these fine malt whiskies, all eyes are on Japan. Award-winning author and internationally recognized whisky expert Dave Broom has visited Japan 25 times in the past 12 years, studying and learning about its whiskies. In this major new book he shares his personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries and the unique whisky culture of the country. Each chapter details the history of the distillery in question, its production and current whiskies (with tasting notes). Dave considers along the way why Japanese whisky is different, questions of tradition vs innovation, and how whisky links with many aspects of Japanese culture. Breathtaking photography from Kohei Take leads the reader deeper into the philosophy behind the drink, making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.

Whiskey Opus

Author: Dominic Roskrow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465405178
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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No other spirit is as complex as whiskey; its appeal is timeless, and its fans can spend a lifetime unraveling its mysteries. Whiskey Opus is the companion for that journey. For those setting out on the road to discovery, an illuminating introduction explains the basics of how whiskey is made and how to train your palate to truly appreciate its complex flavors. Features throughout the book delve further, looking at how terroir, ingredients, craftsmanship, and different historical styles influence each whiskey brand. For the seasoned connoisseur, hundreds of detailed tasting notes - as well as an unmatched exploration of the story of whiskey told through in-depth distillery entries - will enrich their knowledge and aid their pursuit of the perfect dram. This comprehensive volume examines every major whiskey-producing country in depth, with extensive coverage of important and influential producers. Every whiskey style, from single malt to poteen, is represented, with informative advice on how to recognize and appreciate each one. With great whiskeys now being produced the world over, Whiskey Opus is a global odyssey that takes the whiskey lover from Banffshire to Bangalore. Whether new to the wonders of whiskey or on the road to becoming a connoisseur, whiskey fans will find that this book answers everything they want to know.

The Pocket Guide to Whisky

Author: Blair Bowman
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
ISBN: 1780274327
Format: PDF
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Want to explore the world of whisky but don't know your Bell's from your Bunnahabhain? Fancy a change from the old favourites but not sure what else to try? If so, The Pocket Guide to Whisky is the book for you. This concise, fun and informative guide is for anyone who loves whisky or wants to know more about it. Using the WhiskyTubeMap - a unique flavour map which shows how different whiskies relate to each other in terms of taste - it introduces the most popular distilleries, styles and types of whisky from around the globe. Whether you're a complete novice, a seasoned whisky aficionado or just want to broaden your whisky horizons, it's the perfect companion to one of the world's favourite drinks.

Finding Mezcal

Author: Ron Cooper
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 039957901X
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this groundbreaking and deeply personal book, Ron Cooper--a leading voice in the artisanal mezcal movement, and the person largely responsible for popularizing the spirit in the United States--shares everything he knows about this storied, culturally rich, and now hugely in-demand spirit, along with 40 recipes. In 1990, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, Mexico, when he found mezcal--or, as he likes to say, mezcal found him. This traditional spirit was virtually unknown in the United States at the time, and Cooper founded Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal in order to import it. Finding Mezcal recounts Cooper's love affair with the spirit and the people who make it; its meteoric rise in popularity; and the delicate balance between sharing mezcal with the world and facilitating its preservation. Each chapter introduces a new mezcal, its producer, and its place of origin, while also covering mezcal production methods and the botany of the maguey (aka agave) plant, from which mezcal is distilled. Featuring 40 recipes developed for Del Maguey by chefs and bartenders from around the world, the book is copiously illustrated with photographs, as well as Cooper's artwork and that of his friend Ken Price, who illustrated Del Maguey's now-iconic labels.