The A-Z of Whisky by Gavin Smith

By Gavin Smith

This is often the revised 3rd version of the entire A-Z of the area of whisky. Definitions, derivations, assets and meanings of each a possibility whisky-related note are integrated from aftershots to wort in terms of Irish, Islay and peat reek. No linguistic stone is left unturned through Smith during this so much crucial of reference works for the whisky fanatic. Now absolutely up to date with many new references and revised entries, the A-Z is a needs to for all whisky fanatics around the globe. 'As a resource of reference it truly is trustworthy and speedy accessed...as an aide memoire it really is priceless' - Charles MacLean.

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Whisky. What makes me a good shot at a grouse or snipe? Whisky. What is it makes Maclaren such a hell of a good doctor? Whisky. Love makes the world go round? Not at all. ' A aftershots See ⇒feints. age By law, ⇒Scotch whisky must be matured in wood for a minimum of three years prior to being sold for consumption, though most distillers and blenders consider five years to be a more acceptable period for ⇒maturation. David Lloyd George, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced the Immature Spirits (Restriction) Act in 1915, in an effort to reduce whisky consumption during wartime, and particularly to restrict the sale of relatively new and fiery spirit.

Whisky and Scotland). Thus this Book of Words strays into the vocabulary of drinking and drunkenness as well as that exclusively pertaining to whisky. There are, perhaps, almost as many synonyms for drinking and being drunk as there are for sexual activity, with Benjamin Franklin offering a list of 228 terms for drunkenness in 1722, and Paul Dickson of the United States having recently compiled a similar index of 2,241 words connoting inebriation. It is interesting to consider the traditional difference between the vocabulary of drinking in Britain and America.

In the text, references to frequently-cited sources are given in abbreviated form full details of which may be found in the References at the end of the book. Where no reference is given, details have been taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, and thanks are due to the Oxford University Press for allowing the inclusion of such material. 2009 Few things in life stay the same for very long, particularly in competitive commercial environments, and so it is that the whisky industries of the world have changed significantly since the first edition of this book was published as Whisky: A Book of Words back in 1993.

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