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Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-it-All : Know Your Booze Before You Choose

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A clever distillation of America’s favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors ofThe Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine ExpertWhiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers—and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple “e” to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What’s the difference between Scotch and Rye? What’s Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start?
In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our “brown-sweat” anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.
A clever distillation of America?s favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors ofThe Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers?and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple ?e? to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What?s the difference between Scotch and Rye? What?s Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start?
In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our ?brown-sweat? anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Richard Betts
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 21403355
UPC: 9780544520608
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-4935
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