English Whisky: The Journey from Grain to Glass (Hardcover)

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Where once Scotland dominated the world of whisky, that's no longer the case. England is just one of many countries now challenging Scotland's historic lead.

Until recently, England has been quiet as far as whisky production goes. Gin has been widely produced here for several centuries, especially after the accession of William of Orange and Mary in 1688, but whisky was hardly produced at all, and then at the turn of the millennium everything changed.

More and more distilleries here in England, both large commercial ones and micro-distilleries, are exploring new and exciting flavours, and being as experimental as they like. Distillers are free to play around with different grains, shapes of stills and flavour profiles and many of these distilleries are now becoming serious world-class operations, a far cry from the small craft distilleries of even 20 years ago.

This new book tells the exciting story of English whisky as it becomes established as a serious player on the world stage. Covering topics such as how the industry was kickstarted as recently as 20 years ago by the English Whisky Company, how rye is competing with barley as a grain of preference, the importance of sustainability, the use of peat and oak, and the huge increase in high-end tourism, with vast numbers of visitors enjoying learning about English whisky at distilleries up and down the country, from Cornwall to Cumbria. The book includes profiles of nearly 40 distilleries, with descriptions and tasting notes of key whiskies released so far.

About the Author


Ted Bruning has been a writer and journalist since 1976, working in many fields including trade and consumer newspapers, websites, magazines and radio. He has also written and published several books including The Microbrewers' Handbook, Scotland: A Whisky Lover's Guide, Historic English Inns, The Publican's Manual and Historic Pubs of London. He recently updated The Craft Distillers' Handbook which is now in its third edition. Rupert Wheeler has been involved in publishing for over 30 years and was previously the managing editor of Whisky Magazine. He is a judge in the annual World Whiskies Awards and, in 2020, he co-wrote with Ted Bruning Britain in a Bottle.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780008621551
ISBN-10: 0008621551
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publication Date: November 26th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English