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by Richard Betts, Crystal English Sacca, Wendy MacNaughton


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. 

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All

SKU: 9780544520608
$22.00 Regular Price
$19.99Sale Price
  • Richard Betts, featured in the New York Times and Food & Wine, is the founder of Betts & Scholl, Scarpetta, Sombra Mezcal, and Tequila Astral.

    Crystal English Sacca is an award-winning advertising art director.

    Wendy MacNaughton's work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

  • ISBN:  9780544520608
    Publisher: Harvest Publications 
    Binding: Hardcover
    Copyright Date: 2015
    Pub Date: October 06, 2015

    Pages: 22


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