- Author : Richard Betts
- Release Date : 06 October 2015
- Publisher : Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Genre : Cooking
- Pages : 20
- ISBN 13 : 0544520602
Download or read book entitled Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All written by Richard Betts and published by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt online. This book was released on 06 October 2015 with total pages 20. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A clever distillation of America's favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The 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.