The world’s best-selling book on malt whisky, now updated to include all the latest significant bottlings.
This seventh edition of Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch continues to provide whisky enthusiasts with all the information, advice, and guidance they need to improve their knowledge and appreciation of single malt whisky.
Fully updated with all the latest significant bottlings, Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch includes an unrivaled A– Z of single malts with background information on the distilleries and tasting notes for more than 1,000 bottlings. It even provides each whisky with an overall score. Michael Jackson, regarded as the world’s foremost authority on whisky until his death in 2007, originally authored this title. His legacy lives on in the 2015 edition edited by world-leading whisky consultants Dominic Roskrow and Gavin D. Smith.
By giving practical advice on buying and collecting malts and interpreting whisky labels, and providing hundreds of color images, Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch can turn any whisky novice into an informed veteran.
“…informative, wide ranging, illustrated and entertaining- it deserves a toast.” –Newsday
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About the Author
Dominic Roskrow has written about whisky for almost two decades and about the drinks industry for more than 25 years. He is the author of Whisky: Malt Whiskies of Scotland, Gin: A Guide to the World’s Greatest Gins, and Whisky Japan: The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Exotic Whisky.Gavin D. Smith is an author and editor who specializes in writing about whiskey. He has written more than 20 books, including Whiskey Opus, Goodness Nose, The A-Z of Whisky, Whisky Wit & Wisdom, The Whisky Men, The Secret Still, The Scottish Smuggler, Ardbeg: A Peaty Provenance, and Whisky: A Brief History. Smith has collaborated with famous alcohol journalist Michael Jackson on many titles.
Everything you could ever need to know about Scotch whisky in a comfortable little book that makes a fascinating read. The one problem: Sometimes rare whiskies are described – and I want to try them, only to find out the price is stratospheric, or, they are no longer available at all anywhere for ANY price! That part is a disappointment. But, I’m very much enjoying the book.
I purchased an earlier version of this guide close to 20 years ago. Given that Michael Jackson has passed away, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this revised edition updated by other people. I wasn’t disappointed. This is the go to book about Single Malt Scotch! I use it to sort out what new (to me) single malt’s I’ll try next. I find it particularly useful for finding extremely high quality scotches that don’t cost as much as a large screen TV! It’s also very useful to understanding the differences between Isle, Highland and Lowland scotches. Definitely worth the money. I give it as gifts to fellow single malt scotch lovers.
This book is a great read and contains a huge amount of useful information. I have really enjoyed reading all the history of Scotch whisky, the details of how it’s been made and matured, and the nuances of they many aspects of Scotch. I find that some of my very favorite single malts are not among those that Jackson rates most highly, but that doesn’t make the book less useful to me for anything except for using the ratings as a guide when browsing the Scotch sections of my local stores. I can garner enough from his descriptions of the characteristics of the many rated Scotch whiskies to make good decisions in terms of trying bottlings that are new to me. Great book–I can see that I will need to keep up with new editions going forward, so I can read about Jackson’s take on the latest bottlings along my Scotch journey.
- Title: Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, 7th Edition
- Autor: Gavin D. Smith
- Publisher (Publication Date): DK; Revised edition (September 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1465437983
- ISBN-13: | 978-1465437983
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