Whisky: The Manual

Dave Broom

This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky.

All whisky styles are covered, including (just whisper it) blends. Along the way a good few myths are exploded, including the idea that whisky has to be taken neat. In 'What to Drink', world-renowned expert Dave Broom explores flavour camps - how to understand a style of whisky - and moves on to provide extensive tasting notes of the major brands, demonstrating whisky's extraordinary diversity. In 'How to Drink', he sets out how to enjoy whisky in myriad ways - using water and mixers, from soda to green tea; and in cocktails, from the Manhattan to the Rusty Nail. He even looks at pairing whisky and food.

Whisky: The Manual is a spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide, dispelling the mysteries of whisky and unlocking a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.

  • Classification : COOKERY, FOOD & DRINK
  • Pub Date : MAY 7, 2024
  • Imprint : Mitchell Beazley
  • Page Extent : 224
  • Binding : HB
  • ISBN : 9781784729479
  • Price : INR 1,599

Dave Broom

DAVE BROOM is an internationally celebrated spirits expert. He has won two Glenfiddich prizes and, in 2013, the IWSC Communicator of the Year Award. In 2015, he won The Spirited Award for Best Cocktail & Spirits writer and in 2018, his book The Way of Whisky won an André Simon prize. In 2020 he was named Best Drinks Writer at the Fortnum & Mason awards. He has been a contributing editor to Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate and He started in 2020 and is also the whisky correspondent for He has made two films, Cuba in a Bottle and The Amber Light. The latter, on whisky and Scottish culture, won Best Programme at the 2020 Fortnum & Mason awards. Dave has built up a considerable international following, with regular training and educational visits to Japan, France, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Africa and North America. He is involved in whisky education and acts as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as training professionals and the public. Dave's previous books include the first two editions of The World Atlas of Whisky, Whisky: The Manual, Gin: The Manual, Rum: The Manual, The Way of Whisky and A Sense of Place.

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