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The Story Of Scotland's Greatest ExportScotch whisky is a phenomenon: it is exported to 200 countries around the world and in 2001, for the first time, over one billion bottles were shipped overseas. Scotch is also unique, no other product, in any category, anywhere in the world, is named after its country of origin. Every brand of whisky that is distilled in Scotland bears the descriptor: Scotch Whisky. And proud of it. This book looks at Scotch as an uber-brand and tells the story of its enduring spirit. Individual brands like Glenfiddich or Glenmorangie have their own brand essence, positioning statements and values. But they all rely on the "Scotch" brand to win new customers and retain the loyalty of existing ones. Stuart Delves provides a fascinating examination of how such a brand evolved across the world, its unique role in the industry, its future, and the key lessons for other brands. Great Brand Stories: Scotch Whisky The story of Scotland's greatest export.

Peat Smoke and SpiritThose who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. In Peat Smoke and Spirit, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to intimate descriptions of the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island. Interwoven through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation. Peat Smoke and Spirit is the last word on Islay and its whiskies. Peat Smoke and Spirit: A Portrait of Islay and Its Whiskies

The Island Whisky TrailThe Island Whisky Trail: Scotland's... This guide for the whisky enthusiast covers the distilleries of the Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland. Neil Wilson first visited these distilleries in 1984, aboard the ketch "Alystra" and wrote "Scotch and Water" as a result of his trip, delving into the history, development and the people who made the great whiskies of history. This book incorporates the original research from "Scotch and Water" and includes a great deal of new material.

26 Malts: Some Joy Ride This text tells the story of how 52 writers and designers tore up the rule book to create the labels and identities for 26 of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's finest single cask malt whiskies.

The Angels' Share Malt Whisky Map of... Scotland. In full colour, with a black-and-white Victorian map on the reverse, this map gives a full view of the whisky-producing regions of Scotland. Regional tasting notes are incorporated into the design, along with indexes, website addresses and other essential learning material. Distillery profiles of some of Scotland's top distilleries are also included. On the rear of the map, full contact details of Scotch whisky companies and distillery dates are listed along with a Victorian plan of the "Lost Distilleries".

Scotch WhiskyScotch Whisky: A Liquid History This fully updated encyclopedic guide to whisky is essential reading for anyone interested in whisky, whether a connoisseur or an enthusiastic novice. After offering a brief history of the subject, the book concentrates on Scotch whisky today. MacLean explores the distilling process, whisky categories and regions. Then follows a fully up-to-date comprehensive A-Z directory of whiskies, divided into two sections: single malt and grain whiskies, and blended whiskies. Best Whisky Books.

Another Nip Around the World The author takes the reader on a world tour as he conducts his business as the international sales manager for Glenfarclas single malt scotch whisky. He finds himself in situations both funny and peculiar as he meets colourful customers and characters. Best Whisky Books.

The Scotch Whisky DirectoryThe Scotch Whisky Directory In an earlier work, Appreciating Whisky, Phillip Hills introduced the novel if obvious idea that what matters about any liquor is that it tastes nice. He analysed the flavours, some of great subtlety, which are to be found in any good Scotch whisky and recruited some of the Scotch whisky industry's leading experts to judge some of the whiskies. In The Scotch Whisky Directory, he has devised a simple but original way of presenting and evaluating the flavour of a whisky by means of a simple graphic and star-rating system. He applies this to all of the more important Scotch whisky brands, blends and grain whiskies as well as malts, showing what flavours are to be found in each. Best Whisky Books.

The Whisky MuseThe Whisky Muse: Scotch Whisky in Poem... Whisky, the water of life, perhaps Scotland's best known contribution to the world. Muse - goddess of creative endeavour. The Whisky Muse - the spark of inspiration to many of Scotland's great poets and songwriters. This is a collection of the best poems and songs, both old and new, on the subject of that great Scottish love, whisky.

Scotland's Malt Whisky Distilleries The author, responsible for marketing of the Famous Grouse for fifteen years, has been in a unique position to record the decline of the malt distillery and also to look at the remaining distilleries and explain why they survive today. The story is one of politics, taxation, social history, location, supply and demand and sheer perseverance on the part of some. Illustrated with around 175 colour illustrations of distilleries old and new, and of the processes involved in the manufacture of Scotland's biggest single export.

A Double ScotchA Double Scotch: How Chivas Regal and... The Glenlivet Became Global Icons. An inside look at two brands that made Scotland's national drink a global phenomenon. A Double Scotch tells the intertwined success stories of Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet-two Scotch whisky brands recognized the world over for their unparalleled quality. Founded by Scottish grocers on Aberdeen, Chivas Regal stands as the world's most popular prestige blended Scotch. First distilled by a pistol-packing Highlander, The Glenlivet is today the top-selling single-malt Scotch in America. F. Paul Pacult explores these two iconic spirits, and tells a compelling business story of the remarkable and resourceful families who endured government interference, the threat of physical violence from illicit distillers, wars and Prohibition, and fierce competition to build two winning brands. Best Whisky Books.

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