By DK Publishing
Delivering 1000s of certain tasting notes and an exploration of the tale of whiskey instructed via in-depth distillery entries, Whiskey Opus is helping pro connoisseurs of their quest to find the world's most sensible whiskies.
Every whiskey variety from unmarried malt to poteen is represented, in addition to information and methods for spotting and appreciating each one one.
With nice whiskeys being produced around the world, Whiskey Opus covers various distilleries, from Banffshire to Bangalore, Scotland to Spain, and Kentucky to Japan — supplying whiskey fanatics with every thing they should comprehend to completely have fun with their favourite spirit.
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The ﬁnish is medium in size and gingery, with fats, buttery notes rising on the finish. SCAPA 16-YEAR-OLD SCAPA 25-YEAR-OLD (1980) unmarried malt, fifty four% ABV, cask power Cinnamon, honey, and cereal notes at the nostril, balanced through a smattering of sea spray. Full-bodied, wealthy within the mouth, with honey, Jaffa oranges, and candy oak. lengthy and highly spiced within the ﬁnish. SCAPA 25-YEAR-OLD a hundred forty five SCOTLAND CAMPBELTOWN AND THE LOWLANDS A port and previous royal burgh positioned at the Kintyre peninsula in Argyllshire, Campbeltown is the ancient capital of Scotch whiskey. Whiskey-making thrived right here through the nineteenth century and it keeps its identification as a classiﬁcation of unmarried malt, notwithstanding this day the streets are in general ﬁlled with the ghosts of prior distillers. The exact Lowlands zone encompasses mainland Scotland less than the theoretical “Highland Line,” taking in lots of of the country’s important inhabitants facilities. in spite of the fact that, the distilleries of the Lowlands are likely to take pleasure in unspoiled rural destinations to rival something the Highlands and Islands can provide. nearby kinds often, Campbeltown whiskeys have been full-bodied, peaty, oily drams with a maritime inﬂuence, and that variety continues to be a part of the proﬁle of the expressions now being distilled there. Lowland whiskeys are usually quite light, tender, ﬂoral, and refined. Author’s selection SPRINGBANK a wonderfully idiosyncratic distillery that embraces all levels of whiskey construction from malting barley to bottling the mature spirits. historical past in abundance and the recognition as a very nice dram. AUCHENTOSHAN The final Lowland distillery to triple distill its spirits, Auchentoshan is very easily just about Glasgow and gives viewers a hot welcome. Its recognition for providing an increasing diversity of caliber unmarried malts continues to be starting to be. neighborhood occasions In Edinburgh, top area of expertise shop Royal Mile Whiskies runs The Whisky Fringe, an exceptionally well known annual occasion held throughout the Edinburgh overseas competition in August (www. royalmilewhiskies. com). the town can also be domestic to The Scotch Whisky event (www. scotchwhiskyexperience. co. uk), positioned with regards to the citadel. The adventure offers a superb start line for these new to Scotch whiskey, but in addition has a lot to entertain and tell the extra pro aﬁcionado. throughout within the west, Glasgow’s Whisky pageant was once ﬁrst staged in 2010 and happens in November on the Arches (www. glasgowswhiskyfestival). 146 D uring the overdue nineteenth century, Campbeltown used to be domestic to greater than 20 distilleries, yet this present day that quantity has diminished to only 3, with the Speyside sector having usurped Campbeltown because the crucial heart of Scotland’s whiskey-making undefined. despite the fact that, the rest Campbeltown distilleries are in liable arms, and the previous herring port’s whiskey background seems to be safe. From the viewpoint of scale, the Lowlands quarter as soon as a long way outstripped the Highlands in whiskey-making skill and output. The institution of a massive advertisement Lowland distilling dates from the 1770s and 1780s, with out fewer than 23 distilleries being in-built the a brand new tackle an old style farm distillery, Daftmill begun distilling with home-grown barley in 2005.