This latest entry in the elegantly photographed Sommelier series recounts the long and storied history of whisky--one of the world's most treasured liquors.
Whisky is one of the world's most-appreciated and loved spirits, and this gorgeous volume celebrates its long traditions and legendary brands. It discusses whisky's origins, troubled history, and production, and offers tasting tips on how to drink this luscious liquor. Learn about the different types and the various countries where it is made, the whiskys that collectors most covet (including Highland Park 10, Sonoma 2nd Chance Wheat, and Four Roses Single Barrel, as well as special collector's whiskies from distilleries like Ardbeg and Bowmore); delicious cocktails to whip up, including a Manhattan, Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, and Sazerac; and recipes for dishes that perfectly accompany this divine drink. As always in the Sommelier series, this compilation is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and historical images capturing the makers, the bottles, and even vintage advertising posters.