Whisky is widely considered the finest spirit in the world and its history has evolved against a fascinating backdrop. This is the story of a traditional spirit with an intriguing past. The book explores and unfolds, decade by decade, the history, secrets and untold tales surrounding one of the world's most popular tipples. Beginning as far back as 2000 BC, the tale moves through the centuries to the present day, looking at the fascinating characters who smuggled, bribed, conspired and advertised with a vengeance to turn whisky from a common man's drink into an integral and admired part of popular Scottish heritage. Their dedication to the 'water of life' comes through the eyes of Charles MacLean, giving the book a personal and insightful perspective on this spirit.Über den Autor:
Charles MacLean was born in Scotland. He is editor of Whisky Magazine and has written eight books on whisky, including Scotch Whisky and Malt Whisky. He is whisky consultant to Phillips International Auctioneers.
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