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Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries

Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries


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This wide-ranging and evocative photographic portrait of Scotland's distilleries, from Talisker to Lagavulin, from Laphroaig to Dalwhinnie, from the Isle of Arran to Glenkinchie, describes the "cultural terroir" of the country's fifty greatest distilleries–the ingredients, practices, and traditions that result in an exquisite range of single-malt whiskies. Over 250 specially commissioned photographs capture the texture of the surrounding landscapes through the changing seasons, vividly portray the craftsmen who work there, and detail the fabric of the buildings themselves.

A unique addition to the literature on Scotch whisky, with text by the world's greatest whisky expert, Spirit of Place is the perfect gift for anyone planning to tour Scotland's distilleries, a souvenir for anyone who has visited them, and simply the perfect companion to a dram at home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613731833
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 471,452
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Charles MacLean is the author of ten books, including the standard work on whisky brands, Scotch Whisky, and the leading book on single-malts, Malt Whisky, both of which were shortlisted for Glenfiddich Awards. Whisky: A Liquid History was named Wine and Spirit Book of the Year by the James Beard Foundation of New York. He has been managing editor of the Eyewitness Companion to Whisky and World Whiskies. He lives near Edinburgh. Lara Platman is a photographer and writer specializing in documenting areas of culture often considered endangered or eccentric. Her previous books include Harris Tweed and Art Workers Guild. Allan MacDonald is a photographer and folk musician specializing in landscapes and portraits. A son of the Hebrides, he is now based in Edinburgh. His work has been published in Time, the Huffington Post, the Daily Telegraph, and the Daily Mail.

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