Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram
A tour of Scottish distilleries explores the history, personality and mystery of the water of life.
As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Ian Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt.
Visiting world-famous distilleries and also the small and obscure ones, Iain Banks embarks on a journey of discovery which educates him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-old tradition of whisky production.
Using various modes of transport -- island ferries, cars across the highlands and even bicycles -- Banks’ tour of Scotland combines history, literature and landscape in an entertaining and informative account of an exploration in which the arrival is by no means the most important part of the journey.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect DramUser Review - Amy Qualls - Goodreads
I love Banks' science fiction. However, the rabble-rousing and ranting in this book just got old. I fast-forwarded to the final chapter to confirm nothing had changed. Technically a DNF. Oh well. Moving on to the next book. Read full review
Review: Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect DramUser Review - Rich Daley - Goodreads
Ostensibly this is a book about whisky. Iain Banks was commissioned to visit every distillery in Scotland in search of the perfect dram. And he does do this as part of the story. But really this is ... Read full review