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    • ISBN:9781784723958
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

The Way of Whisky

A Journey Around Japanese Whisky

By Dave Broom

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  • £40.00

An in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries, telling their story and unveiling the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture.

An in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries, telling their story and unveiling the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture.

Winner of the André Simon John Avery award

'This book is incredible' - Alex Kratena

An in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries.

Award-winning author and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts.

Dave looks at the history and output of each distillery, considering the elements that make that particular whisky what it is, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are crucial to a wider understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven throughout the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.

Biographical Notes

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.

Kohei Take is a Tokyo-based photographer, specialising in travel, portraits and fashion. His work has appeared in many adverts and in magazines.

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  • ISBN: 9781784721428
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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