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Let me tell you about whisky - Taste, try & enjoy whisky - Neil Ridley & Gavin D Smith - 26th March, 2013

As with any subject, the more you know about whisky, the more you can appreciate and enjoy it. In Let me tell you about whisky, we aim to equip you with enough knowledge to be able to find your way around the whisky section of a specialist drinks retailer and to help you feel confident choosing a whisky in a bar or restaurant. At the same time, we don’t intend to blind you with too much science or bog you down in irrelevant facts. This is the best whisky primer on the market – No jargon. No snobbery. No previous knowledge assumed! Including over 200 recommended whiskies to try from around the world, with original tasting notes as well as whisky and food matching (so that you get it right every time) - we aim to demystify whisky, without taking away the magic.

Neil Ridley, is one of the UK’s new breed of passionate whisky writers and consultants to the drinks business. Since his early 20’s, Neil has been fascinated by the complexity found in whisky and in 2008 developed the irreverent whisky website Caskstrength.net with his colleague Joel Harrison, which has won several online awards and is now read by an excess of 70,000 international viewers a month. Neil writes regularly about whisky for a wide range of drinks and lifestyle publications such as Whisky Magazine, Square Meal, Imbibe, The Mayfair Magazine (where he is Food & Drink Editor) The Spirits Business, as well as daily and luxury publications including The Evening Standard, City AM, Aston Martin, Bentley and Sunseeker International. He is on the judging panel for the World Whisky Awards, the prestigious IWSC Awards and chairman of The Spirits Business’ Whisky Masters awards.

Gavin D Smith is a professional freelance journalist and author, based in the Scottish Borders. He specialises in drink-related topics and is the author of some 25 published books, a dozen of which are devoted to whisky. As a journalist he contributes on a regular basis to Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, Whiskeria, Whisky Etc, The Keeper, Drinks International, The Malt Whisky Yearbook, Beers of the World and Scotland Magazine. He is also contributing editor for www.whisky-pages.com and www.forwhiskeylovers.com. He regularly undertakes writing commissions for leading drinks companies and hosts whisky events. He is a Keeper of the Quaich.

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT WHISKY is published by Pavilion, an imprint of Anova Books Group

RRP £16.99

Published 28th March 2013

 

 

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