Whiksypedia Boasts Listings of the World's Best Vintages
MacLean isn't just a connoisseur - he's practically an industry legend, awarded the was elected a Keeper of Quaich, the industry's highest accolade as well as a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution.
Whiskypedia, explores the flavor and character of every malt whisky distilled in Scotland. Although legend once had it that the unique characteristics of individual types of whisky were derived from mystical sources, MacLean goes into in-depth detail of the specific customs and equipment used in each distillery.
Introductory sessions of the book offer a historical overview of the popular Scottish spirit, touching on important components about the brewing process, where flavor comes from, and why whisky varies from region to region. What follows is a Whisky-lovers dream: comprehensive entries for the 134 whisky distilleries in Scotland-detailing everything from maturation to style and plant.
MacLean discusses not only each type's distinct flavor and characteristics but also the meaning of each label, interspersed with historic trifia (like when in 1922 a fire engulfed a Glenrothes warehouse, pitching large amounts of whisky into the Rothes Burn, to the pleasure of the locals and, it is said, the cows) and facts about the world's top whisky consumers-you're in for a surprise; Scotland doesn't even rank!
Want to create your own Scottish whisky tour? MacLean offers tips on that too - from where to go to when to visit and how to arrange a tour.
Want to really wow a special someone? MacLean can also be reserved for a tour, talk, or private tasting.