A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs to this popular brown spirit.
Who would you recommend this book to?
– Bartenders, whisky enthusiasts, bar industry professionals and everyone who wants to learn “everything about whisky in a nutshell”.
When was this book published?
– April 2017, so it is as fresh as a rose.
Who is the author?
– Hans Offringa is the author of “A Field Guide to Whisky”. Hans Offringa is an established bilingual author and an internationally renowned whisky expert. He holds many esteemed titles in the whisky world: SMWS Ambassador, Patron of the Whisky Festival Northern Netherlands, Honorary Scotsman, Honorary Member of the Caledonian Society of Charleston (SC), Keeper of the Quaich, and Kentucky Colonel. He is also the contributing editor for Europe for Whisky Magazine, and one of the lecturers at the International Whisky School in Groningen, Netherlands. Offringa and his wife, Becky Lovett Offringa, are known as the Whisky Couple, and have been judges at the Dutch Whisky Awards since its inception. Hans Offringa has written and translated many books on whisky over the years, including the popular “Bourbon and Blues”.
So, what’s so special about this book?
– This book is not just another book about whisky. It includes everything Whisky lovers need to know about their favorite spirit:
- How to read a whisky label
- What are the different types of Whisky?
- What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies?
- Who the “Big Five” whisky nations are?
- How does it get its flavor?
- Drinking and Tasting recommendations.
- Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation and how do they distill?
- What are the current whisky trends around the world?
- The do’s and dont’s of whisky-food pairings.
A Field Guide to Whisky is an expert compendium covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider. With more than 200 color photographs and a beautiful package, A Field Guide to Whisky should definetely have its own place on our shelves.