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101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die
101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die

101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die


224 Pages, 5 x 8

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9780755363193

Rights: US

Headline Book Publishing (Oct 2012)
Hachette Books Scotland

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Including whiskies from more than 20 different countries, a witty, focused, practical guide to some of the world's finest whiskies Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited, and the absurdly expensive, whiskey expert Ian Buxton has scoured the shelves of the world's whiskey warehouses to recommend an eclectic selection of old favorites, stellar newcomers, and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. This witty, focused, and practical guide is not an awards list or a list of the 101 "best" whiskies in the world in the opinion of some self-appointed whiskey guru. It's simply a guide to 101 whiskies from around the world that enthusiasts really must seek out and try—love them or hate them—to complete their whiskey education. What's more, it's both practical and realistic as it cuts through the clutter, decodes the marketing hype, and gets straight to the point; whether from India or America, Sweden or Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens, and islands of Scotland—here are the 101 whiskies that every whiskey enthusiast needs to try.


"Whiskey expert Ian Buxton does away with connoisseur pomp to deliver this smartly designed, servicey little guide to the best brown stuff around"  —Time Out New York on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

"An inspiring travel guide and an education in scotch, whisky, whiskey, bourbon, rye and new make spirit." — on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

"If you like to drink whisky, this should be on your bucket list."  — on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

"Whether hailing from Buxton's native Scotland, from Kentucky or from far-flung India or Japan, the author's selections are always adventuresome and his evaluations up-close and personal."  —Tasting Panel

"[101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die] offer[s] insight on the spectrum of heritage, innovation and variety in the world of whiskey...entertaining...[and]...clever."  —Cool

"The writing is informative and breezy with a conversational style and the full color pictures of each bottle are appealing. A nice little coffee table book for the whiskey enthusiast." — Good Spirit

"Stylish treasure trove of imbibing education." — Briefed

"A superb collection of spirits and a must-own book for anyone who loves whisk(e)y." — Drink

Author Biography

Ian Buxton is a former marketing director of Glenmorangie and the author of 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. He was elected a Keeper of the Quaich in 1991, the highest honor of the Scotch whiskey industry; he is a member of the international tasting panel for the annual World Whisky Awards; and he is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He writes regular columns for the Keeper, Whisky Magazine, and WhiskyEtc magazine, and has written for the Country Life, Scottish Field magazine, and the Times.