The Pocket Guide to Whisky

Featuring the Whisky Tube Map

Blair Bowman

Date Published :
July 2017
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Nikki Welch
Series :
Birlinn Pocket Guides
Illustration :
color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780276885
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 6.9 X 4.35 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The ever-expanding world of whisky can be a daunting one, with a deluge of new brands, distilleries and literature on the subject making it all but impossible for the amateur whisky drinker to find their way.  Blair Bowman provides a compact and accessible, easy-to-use guide to help budding whisky enthusiasts on their way.

The Pocket Guide to Whisky explores every kind of whisky, from the well-known Scottish giants of Glenlivet, to the exotic Japanese Hibiki, and includes the ever-growing and hotly debated blended whiskies too!

This little volume will tell you everything you need to know, from what to look for in whisky and what to avoid, to getting the best value for money to the perfect accompaniments to your dram and the ideal whisky for every occasion.

About The Author

Blair Bowman is the founder of World Whisky Day, first launched in 2012, which is now celebrated every year and on every continent including Antarctica. He has been a whisky enthusiast since helping found Aberdeen University's Malt Whisky Society. He currently writes for Scottish Field as their Whisky Columnist and is a contributing editor to the Cask & Still, Scotland's newest whisky magazine.

Nikki Welch spent ten years selling and marketing wine for a number of wine producers and major supermarkets. She now owns Convivium Wine (, organizes events for the public and for wine companies, trains staff, writes about wine and acts as a consultant for wine businesses, helping them understand what wine drinkers really want.


the map focuses on flavours instead of regions, concentrating on the tastes and textures of the tipples … While the pocket-guide is clearly written with dipping in-and-out in mind or as a gift, it works really well too as a book to demolish in a single sitting'

- Scottish Field

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