The Whisky Treasury by Catherine Brown and Jimmy Burgess

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  • ISBN 10 1903238013
  • ISBN 13 9781903238011
  • Published Jun 14 2002
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Neil Wilson Publishing
  • Imprint Angel's Share

Publishers Text

The publication of das Whisky Lexikon in 1999 was a milestone in whisky reference books. For the first time a truly prodigious reference work covering brands, personalities, blends, distilleries, companies and technical terms was available to the whisky enthusiast. Over 1800 terms are cross-referenced and fully detailed in this near 250,000 word reference work. NWP moved quickly to secure exclusive world English-language rights to expand its Angels' Share whisky list. This is a typical entry: Adams Canadian blend from Seagram. This brand was created by Samuel Bronfman after he had bought United Distillers Ltd in 1953 and changed its name to Thomas Adams Distillery. The new name was a reminder of a whisky pioneer whose distillery was licensed in 1802. There are several versions: Adams Double Distilled contains at least five-year-old rye whiskies, Adams Private Stock contains six-year-olds and Adams Antique is twice as old again. There is also a Four Roses, which shouldn't be mistaken for the Bourbon which, confusingly, is also from the house of Seagram. The Adams whiskies are rarely found outside Canada. This book will be the first reference point for the trade, historian and lover of whisky and will bolster any whisky bookshelf in the English-speaking world.

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