The Essential Guide to Scotch Whisky
Press Edinburgh, ISBN 0-86241-301-X, GBP 4.95, First Published 1990, 176 Pages, 19,5
x 11,5 cm, Paperback
Under International Law only the Scots may distill Scotch Whisky. Since 1974 Michael Brander, himself a Scot, has written three highly acclaimed books on Scotch Whisky, a History, an Introduction and a Guide. In this book he encapsulates all three, while concentrating on the traditional twice distilled pot-still Malt Whiskies, themselves the basis of the better known blended Scotch Whiskies. First he provides a brief but illuminating Background to the making of Scotch from the days of the illicit distillers to the present. This is followed by a Directory of Malt Whiskies providing the background to each and a guide to their taste. In his
Almanac of Whisky he provides a valuable record of taxes, takeovers and mergers over the years. Finally there is a short glossary and comprehensive bibliography of further reading. Here is a litre measure of Information on Scotch in a miniature container.