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Whisky Tales Paperback – Apr 1 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little Books (April 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906251185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906251185
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,577,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description


"Perfect for reading by the fire with a glass of Scotch."  —Imbibe

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Charles MacLean is the author of MacLean's Miscellany of Whisky; Malt Whisky, winner of the Glenfiddich Award; and Scotch Whisky, which was short-listed for the Andre Simon Drinks Book of the Year.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Book Feb. 24 2008
By Marion J. Rickard Jr. - Published on
Format: Hardcover
An admirable treasure trove of real and useful information about the whiskey industry, its history and the forces shaping the product. Very entertaining, but with fantastic gems of real info on every page.

Loved it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
a classic blend May 2 2011
By Leung Hoi Tung - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Never have I read a book on the topic so rich in knowledge and fun. It reads like a grandpa sitting in an armchair and sharing what he treasures generously and heartedly. The authenticity of each the articles engaged my attention, like no salespeople in the industry had done. A top of the shelf item!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fun little book full of all sorts of whisky facts Oct. 18 2011
By B. Maestas - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Upon first glance, I thought this book might contain many (true) short stories by illicit distillers, whisky connoisseurs and the like but after reading the synopsis here, I realized it was a collection of various factoids and tidbits about whisky. What is not mentioned here but is mentioned in the foreword of the book is that Mr. Maclean intends this to be an updated, expanded version of his former title, Maclean's Miscellany of Whisky.

It is easy reading. There is a loose fabric binding all the short chapters together and there are some faint signposts of chronology but it does shift gears quite rapidly at times. The dustcover is quite handsome and the book itself is made very well. Of particular note is the quality of the color reproductions of vintage whisky adverts.

If you're a whisky fan, this very informative, affordable book will be a treat to own. It is not meant to be an exhaustive, pedagogical analysis of whisky and at that, it exceeds quite well!
Good Stuff.... Oct. 25 2013
By JP Czar - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Sometimes whisky writers take themselves and their topic entirely too seriously.

This book is more quick hitting in it's factual background....and the fun stuff is very nicely written...with just a bit of Robert Burns and other writers spread around.