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Peat Smoke and Spirit: a portrait of Islay and its whiskies

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Product description

Published 2004 by Headline Book Publishing. Hardback. Black cloth board covers with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket. Very good condition throughout.

Those who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. In PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island revealed through intimate descriptions of the austerely beautiful and remote countryside.

Interleaved through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation. The perfect adjunct to a glass of whisky on a dark, fire-lit evening, PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT is the last word on Islay and its whiskies.

Item details

Author(s):
Jefford, Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747227357
ISBN-13:
9780747227359
Number of pages:
406
Publisher:
Headline

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Published 2004 by Headline Book Publishing. Hardback. Black cloth board covers with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket. Very good condition throughout.

Those who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. In PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island revealed through intimate descriptions of the austerely beautiful and remote countryside.

Interleaved through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation. The perfect adjunct to a glass of whisky on a dark, fire-lit evening, PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT is the last word on Islay and its whiskies.

Author(s):
Jefford, Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747227357
ISBN-13:
9780747227359
Number of pages:
406
Publisher:
Headline

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