"...In the final judgement, it does what every good book should manage to do ... and what a hundred other books on whisky (and a thousand other books on Scotland) have signally failed to do: makes you want to go for a drink with the author" Observer "Studded with bracing shots of pure insight and eloquence. And he's sound on the scotch as well" The Independent "It's a very readable and hugely informative book, and Bank's gentle humour permeates the pages" Time Out "It's an engaging piece of work, part love letter, part memoir" Esquire "A beautifully realised fusion of travelogue, social commentary and drinking guide. Scotland's most famous export is decanted into full-bodied, humorous prose." Independent on Sunday --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Iain Banks was born in Scotland in 1954. His first novel, The Wasp Factory, was published in 1984 to enormous critical acclaim and was declared one of the Best of Young British Writers. He lives in Fife, Scotland. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.