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Canadian Whisky, Updated and Expanded (Third Edition): The Essential Portable Expert (Hardcover)

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Dive into Canada’s rich history of whisky making, legacy distilleries, and contemporary artisans with this fully updated and expanded guide—including over 100 new tasting notes for Canada’s top whiskies, from bestsellers to rare microdistillery bottlings.

In this fully updated edition of Canadian Whisky, the nation’s authority himself, Davin de Kergommeaux celebrates the country’s often underplayed—yet integral—role in this storied spirit. A trusted independent whisky expert, de Kergommeaux has travelled the country in search of all things whisky to share the very latest findings, photographs, and tasting notes.

First, de Kergommeaux breaks down the basics of how whisky is made and what sets Canada’s product apart from others. From there, his meticulous research unearths riveting narratives that reach back to the country’s first whisky days and span from east to west. In this revised third edition of the award-winning original—perfect for your own library or as a gift for the whisky lover in your life—you’ll discover current research and recent interviews covering:

  • Whisky Producers Across the Country, from Legacy Distilleries to New Microdistilleries: Enjoy a deep dive into Canada’s world of whisky, from long-lasting empires to innovative new players.
  • History and Process, as Told by Experts: Chief blenders and distilling family royalty share fascinating anecdotes and insights.
  • New Tasting Notes: Consider over 100 unique tasting notes for whiskies from across the nation before trying them yourself.
  • Full-Colour Photography: From legendary distilleries to historic portraits to rare photographs, these images paint the history of whisky.

With a refreshed design and maps of the country’s whisky distilleries to accompany its up-to-date information, this new edition of Canadian Whisky becomes the definitive source for Canada’s wonderful world of whisky.

About the Author

DAVIN DE KERGOMMEAUX is an independent expert who has been writing about whisky for more than a quarter of a century. He is the world’s leading authority on Canadian whisky, and was named one of the most influential Canadians in Food and Drink by The Globe and Mail. He is a past contributing editor to Whisky Magazine, and has contributed to or co-authored eight other books about whisky, spirits, and cocktails, including most recently, The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries. He writes full-time, and is regularly featured in many publications, including Whisky Advocate. De Kergommeaux is an IACP award winner and the founder and chairperson of the prestigious Canadian Whisky Awards.

Praise For…

“This book is a treasure trove of information and insight with zero pretentiousness, written by someone who is not only a fan and student of our national whisky, but also a champion. That’s a good thing, because we don’t tend to brag much in this country. After reading this book (and maybe having a short snort) we all might start tooting our horns a bit more.”—BRENT BUTT, comedian and writer

”Everything I ever wanted to know about Canadian whisky—and a good bit that I never thought I needed to—I learned from Davin de Kergommeaux. Since its first edition, Canadian Whisky has offered a wealth of insight and information, presented by a gifted writer and historian. This latest, updated edition illustrates the dynamism and excitement behind Canadian whisky. You could never ask for a better guide.”—CLAY RISEN, journalist and author of American Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Original Spirit

“Davin de Kergommeaux is Canadian whisky’s greatest advocate. Single-handedly, he has brought it to the world’s attention. In these pages, he charts the saga of the country’s own spirit in both senses—the drink and the people. From its earliest days to the hugely exciting contemporary advances, he celebrates Canadian whisky, exploding a few myths along the way, while offering sound advice as to its future. This is not just a story about whisky, it is a story about a country. It is a tale that needed to be told. This is an essential buy for all whisky lovers—and all Canadians.”—DAVE BROOM, author of The World Atlas of Whisky

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525612445
ISBN-10: 0525612440
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English