The perfect accompaniment to your whiskey tasting journey
The best - and most enjoyable - way to find out about whiskies is by drinking them. This truly hands-on handbook takes you on a tasting journey to discover your own personal whiskey style, and helps you to expand your horizons so you can find a world of new whiskies to enjoy.
Through a series of guided at-home tastings, you'll get familiar with the full spectrum of whiskey aromas and flavours on offer - from the smokey tang of Islay peat to the aromatic scent of Japanese oak. Find out how to engage all your senses to navigate the range of malts, grains and blended whiskies and get to grips with different whiskey styles. Take a tasting tour of the world's finest makers, including iconic Scottish distilleries and the small-scale artisan producers all over the globe.
And as you become more whisky-confident, you can break out of your whisky comfort zone. Do you love the honeyed sweetness of a Kentucky Bourbon? If so, why not try a smooth malt that's been aged in ex-Bourbon barrels? Or a creamy, oat-infused Irish craft whiskey?
Guides to whiskey prices and ages will help you to make smart buys. Discover how to pour, store and serve whiskies and match them with foods. Learn to mix cocktails, from a classic whiskey sour to your own signature creation.
With 20 step-by-step whiskey tastings, clear infographics and jargon-busting advice - taste your way to whiskey wisdom.
About the Author
Eddie Ludlow is a Keeper of the Quaich and the founder of The Whisky Lounge, the biggest provider of whiskey events in the UK. Based in York, The Whisky Lounge runs tastings, events, ​festivals, and schools across the UK and beyond, with an aim to "entertain, educate, and continuously delight." Their UK events attracted 33,000 visitors in 2017. Eddie describes himself as a Whiskey Evangelist and endeavors to break down barriers, myths, and legends while promoting the understanding that whiskey is a historical and iconic product of almost alchemic origins. Having worked in various parts of the industry, including for Ardbeg and Glenmorangie, and Oddbins, Eddie has possibly brought more whiskey to more people and parts of the UK than anyone else. Eddie has been an IWSC whiskey judge since 2008. This is his first book. ​