The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming A Whiskey Know-it-all

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming A Whiskey Know-it-all

By Richard Betts With Crystal English Sacca and Wendy MacNaughton

Book - 2015
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A clever distillation of America’s favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers—and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple “e” to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What’s the difference between Scotch and Rye? What’s Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start? 
 
In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our “brown-sweat” anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.

A clever distillation of America’s favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert.


Baker & Taylor
The creators of the New York Times best-selling The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert present an essential guide to whiskey that identifies three key categories while providing scratch-and-sniff scents identifying specific variety preferences. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780544520608
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm + 1 poster

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