Great Whiskies

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Apr 1, 2011 - Cooking - 384 pages
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More than 500 of the world's finest whiskies distilled into one user-friendly pocket guide.

Great Whiskies is the ideal drinking companion for any whisky lover: it is generous, knowledgeable, and willing to go anywhere! Reflecting the diversity of the whisky world, this brings you over 500 varieties from over 22 nations from classic whisky-making regions such as Scotland, to lesser-known distilleries in China and Japan.

Expert tasting notes and full-colour photographs reveal the secrets that give each whisky its character and cherry-picks the best to try. Swot up on key facts and histories of need-to-know distilleries, plus get tips and advice on your own whisky trails of key whisky regions.

This is a guide that covers every style: single malt, blended, grain, bourbon, rye, and more. And in a handy, pocket-sized format, this makes a perfect whisky-lover s gift.

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About the author (2011)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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