Pour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world's greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you'll discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques. With advice on how to collect, age, and serve whiskey, as well as suggestions for proven food pairings, you'll be inspired to share your knowledge and invite your friends over for a delicious whiskey tasting party.
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The Secrets of the Cask Many factors contribute to the distinctive flavors and aromas of whiskey -- charred oak casks, the mother grain, local distilling traditions, the intricacies of blending, maybe an infusion of peat. If you're fascinated by whiskey and all its subtleties and variations, travel with Lew Bryson through the great whiskey-producing regions, exploring the unique characteristics of each spirit. Along the way, you'll refine your tasting skills; address the debate concerning water, ice, or neat; and have some fun with whiskey cocktails.