Whisky Classified: Choosing Single Malts by Flavour

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Pavilion, 2006 - Cooking - 240 pages
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Never before has the consumer been offered such a rational and impartial description of single malt whiskies. Using a new profiling system based on whisky's 12 dimensions of taste, this is a rigorously researched, one-of-a kind guide to choosing single malts by flavor. In Whisky Classified, expert David Wishart excludes the confusing jargon often used to describe malts and replaces it with an objective, easily applied guide to taste. He presents the reader with a new flavor classification system--the result of many distillery visits, whisky tastings, and discussions with industry experts. The profile identifies 12 dimensions to the taste of a single malt whisky: body, sweetness, smoky, medicinal, tobacco, honey, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity, floral. These dimensions incorporate, in an easy manner, over 400 commonly used terms to describe malt whisky. This handy, fully illustrated guide also provides a comprehensive survey of 85 Scottish distilleries, with a history and description of each distillery, as well as tasting notes, visitor information, regional maps, and a profile of the whisky according to the new classification. David Wishart has a PhD in classification methodology and is a Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

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User Review  - Jukka Kuva - Goodreads

Whisky Classified offers a pretty basic and quite extensive look into the world of Single Malt Whisky. David Wishart is very analytical in his writing so that's why I'm a bit disappointed that there's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gregg - Goodreads

An interesting take on profiling whisky and a useful one. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

David Wishart is the author of the Marcus Cornivus Mystery series.

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