The Malt Whisky File

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Canongate Books, Oct 18, 2007 - Whiskey - 288 pages
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From Islay to Orkney, from Scotland to Ireland and Japan to New Zealand, The Malt Whisky File is a must-have for whisky lovers and novices alike. This fully revised fourth edition incorporates a unique and helpful rating system for each malt's sweetness and peatiness with a new guide to cost, as well as sections on 'ones to watch' and whiskies by region.With more tasting notes and information than any comparable manual, this is now the most comprehensive guide to your favourite malts and to all those whiskies you have still to discover. An indispensable reference work, it is also the perfect accompaniment to a wee dram or two.

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About the author (2007)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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