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Dave Broom



Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 25 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which (Drink! and Rum) won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Writer of the Year twice and recently won the extremely prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year Award. In 2015 Tales of the Cocktail presented Dave with the Best Cocktail & Spirits award, soon to be followed by the Golden Spirit Award in 2016.

Over his two decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to France, Holland, Germany, the USA and Japan. His remit has covered consumer features as well as business reports. He is also actively involved in whisky education, acting as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as teaching professionals and the public. He was also one of the developers of Diageo's generic whisky tasting tool, the Flavour MapT.

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Mitchell Beazley

The Way of Whisky

Dave Broom
Authors:
Dave Broom
Mitchell Beazley

Rum The Manual

Dave Broom
Authors:
Dave Broom

Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award.This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.

Mitchell Beazley

Gin: The Manual

Dave Broom
Authors:
Dave Broom
Mitchell Beazley

The World Atlas of Whisky

Dave Broom
Authors:
Dave Broom

The best whisky book ever - a must-read for drinkers! - ForbesThe perfect go-to reference guide for the whisky lover's bookshelf. - Whisky MagazineThis new, fully updated, and interactive edition of The World Atlas of Whisky provides an in-depth, comprehensive journey through the history, process, distilleries and expressions of world whiskies.Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom explores over 200 distilleries and examines over 750 expressions. Detailed descriptions of the Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage. There are interactive tasting notes on single malts from Aberfeldy to Yoichi (and coverage of the best of the blends). Six specially created 'Flavour Camps' plot whiskies by style on an interactive Flavour Map and allow readers to identify new whiskies from around the world to try.This extensively updated and extended edition features new material on burgeoning areas, including detailed coverage of many recently opened US craft distilleries and new distilleries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.With over 200 beautiful colour photographs, 28 colour maps locating distilleries and whisky-related sites, and 680 interactive tasting notes, this is a stylish celebration of the heritage, romance, craftsmanship and versatility of whisky.*This title has received a QED seal for quality in eBook design. It can be read easily on screens both large and small.*

Mitchell Beazley

Whisky: The Manual

Dave Broom
Authors:
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', 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. In this spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide, world-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whisky and unlocks a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.