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1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die [Hardcover]

Dominic Roskrow
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May 15 2012 1001 (Universe)
This latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series supplies the connoisseurs’ scoop on the finest spirits from the Scottish highlands to the exotic new whiskies emanating from Japan and the evolving world of American micro-distilleries. The book also covers bourbons and ryes, making this the go-to volume for the serious whisky connoisseur as well as the passionate beginner. 

This essential guide represents the collective, subjective wisdom of an international team of critics who winnow the world of spirits down to the “must-try” whiskies—from high-quality, mass-produced brands to small-batch specialty bourbons from micro-distilleries. Each entry includes critical tasting notes, a history of the distillery, and temperature recommendations. 

From grain to glass, everything important is covered—including storing and serving whiskies, making whisky cocktails, and pairing whisky with food—making this the most important illustrated exploration of whisky published in years. 

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"Editor Dominic Roskrow knows what he’s talking about. He was the editor of Whisky Magazine for several years and has a written a few other well-respected books on humanity’s finest beverage. " ~Werd.com

"Crisp bottle photographs, old-school advertisements, and a healthy blend of rye, bourbon, and emerging trend knowledge make for one heady read. Between tasting notes and distillery tours, Roskrow’s liquor and food industry friends from around the globe weigh in on topics like 18th-century United Kingdom label feuds and futuristic techniques emanating from (where else?) Japan." ~DailyCandy.com

"We don't recommend trying them all at once — or even over the course of a month — but should you make it through all the varied selections in 1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die ($25), you'll no doubt be a more well-rounded drinker." ~Uncrate.com

About the Author

Dominic Roskrow is the author of The World’s Best Whiskies and also edits Whiskeria, the world’s biggest whisky magazine. He has written for Whisky Magazine (where he was editor for four years), Harper’s, Drinks International, Malt Advocate, and Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad newspaper, The Daily. In 2007, he was awarded the highest Scotch whisky honor when he was made a Keeper of the Quaich, and in 2010 he was made a Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky’s highest award.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book to peruse with a great whisky in hand. March 29 2014
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A great resource for a whisky aficionado. This made a wonderful gift for my husband. He has enjoyed it before & after a vacation to Scotland where we sampled & purchased a few good bottles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for whisky collectors June 5 2013
By Tak
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This is one of the most complete whiskey books i have seem and is a must for any whisky collector.Very detailled this book is huge!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! April 19 2013
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I bought the hard cover book and was pleasantly surprised with Amazon's free delivery service. I bought the book on Friday and it was delivered on Tuesday.

The book is a must for every whisky lover. The brief write-up on each distillery is very interesting and informative. I'm tagging the pages as I get to sample the whiskies and I even give the whiskies my own rating - lot's of fun.

The book is proudly displayed on the top shelf of my bar next to the good whiskies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book if you love whisky Sept. 13 2012
By Brent V - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a new whisky lover and recently joined a whisky club (people contribute a bottle and pay some dues). I bought this book to share with the other members and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Each article has a short story about the origin and nature of the whisky as well as some tasting notes. I love that I can read a little background information about the whiskies I'm trying out. Whiskies are a lot like people -- each have their own stories and some of them are fascinating to downright bizarre. And this book is not limited to only single-malt scotches either. You will find reviews for whisky and bourbons from around the globe. In my experience, I've really enjoyed branching out to regions not known for whisky production as they produce some great flavours.

Keep in mind that this is not a ratings guide like Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2012 although it does have some basic tasting notes. You will also not find prices either (but it does have a link to the distillery's website for each whisky). So you may become excited about a particular whisky only to find that it is out of your price range.

If you are new to whisky, then I suggest reading some random pages. You will learn a lot. If you like to have whisky tastings, buy this book and place it next to the bottles. Because talking about whisky is half the fun of drinking them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a gift March 10 2014
By Keith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My brother bought this for as a Christmas gift this past year, as he and I along with our dad really enjoy Kentucky Bourbon. I must say this book has opened up an entire new world of whiskeys for me. I don't think it is possible to taste all 1001 whiskies in this book but I am going to try my best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1001 whiskies you must taste before you die June 5 2012
By Dennis M. Cavanaugh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you are serious about your whiskies this is a must have book. The photography is worth the price. This book will be put next to the bible as the definitive authority on whiskey. Well organized, printed on high gloss paper, this is truly a work of art.
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Birthday! July 11 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Gave this as a birthday present to our son. He called twice and has told us repeatedly how much he has enjoyed it. "I've already learned a lot" he said. I would highly recommend this book if you love good whiskeys and are interested in their back grounds and how they are made.
5.0 out of 5 stars best. christmas present. ever. May 29 2014
By Randall G. Neighbour - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave this to my business partner because he has a passion for single malt scotches and wanted to start a collection. To this day (It's late May!) he still tells me he reads it and uses it to review what he wants to buy and try next.
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