Scots on Scotch: The Book of Whisky

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Phillip Hills
MAINSTREAM Publishing Company, 2002 - Cooking - 188 pages
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This is a book in which Scots tell the truth about their country and their national drink. Ignoring the mythology that surrounds Scotland and her favorite tipple, it is written by people who are passionate about their subject, who know what they write about, and who love what they know. It's about whisky and about Scotland?the real Scotland behind the invented images of the advertisers and gift shops. Over the last 40 years, Scots have reasserted their cultural independence, and, as part of this process, they have rediscovered the unique quality of their national drink. This renaissance is cause for celebration?malt whiskies have become internationally recognized as the connoisseur's spirit par excellence. Contributors to this pleasurable volume include Trevor Royal, Derek Cooper, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Norman MacCaig.

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Interesting collection of essys about various aspects of Scotch whisky. Obviously some are better than others but, overall, they are very good. I particulaly enjoyed Hugh MacDiarmid, "On Tasting Malt ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Hills is founder and former chairman of the Scotch Whisky Society.

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