Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender

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Neil Wilson Publishing, Nov 14, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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Richard Paterson has Scotch whisky running through his veins. His grandfather and father were both prominent in the Scotch whisky industry in Glasgow for decades before Richard joined a competing whisky brokerage firm to start his apprenticeship. But this is no dry textbook on blending. Far from it. Humour, insight, history, a love of people and an abiding and evangelical passion inform every page. For the first time one of the world's foremost whisky blenders reveals how he rose through the ranks to top of his profession. He also candidly reveals some of the secrets of his craft and gives his thoughts on where he feels the industry is heading today. Lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white with black and white line artwork, this is destined to become a whisky classic and an essential item on every whisky lover's bookshelf. CONTENTS 1. Raw Spirit - The Birth of a Blender 2. Maturation Begins 3. The Spirit of Campbeltown - Glen Scotia 4. A Blender in the Making 5. The Spirit of the Highlands - Dalmore & Fettercairn 6. The Master Blender 7. The Art of Whisky Blending 8. The Spirit of the Islands - Jura 9. Going for Gold - Fully Matured
 

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Contents

Raw Spirit The Birth of The Blender
1
Maturation Begins
16
The Spirit of Campbeltown Glen Scotia
30
A Blender in the Making
54
The Spirit of The Highlands Dalmore and Fettercairn
72
The Master Blender
101
The Art of Whisky Blending
124
The Spirit of the Islands Jura
157
Fully Matured
177
Bibliography
197
Index
199
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Richard Paterson is one of the world's most prominent whisky blenders working with Whyte & Mackay in Glasgow. Gavin D Smith is a leading whisky writer and journalist with several books on the subject to his credit.

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