Iconic Whisky (Hardcover)

Tasting Notes and Flavour Charts for 1,000 of the World's Best Whiskies

By Cyrille Mald, Alexandre Vingtier

Jacqui Small, 9781910254639, 422pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2016

List Price: 29.99*
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Featuring 1,000 listed whiskies from around the world, this exceptional and unique guidebook is a must-have for whisky amateurs and connoisseurs alike. It provides a visual categorisation of the main aromas (nose, body, finish and strength), plus additional tasting notes based on the authors' uniquely conceived aroma wheel. Including maps which illustrate geographical areas of production and different terroirs, as well as 3D illustrations of whisky production, Iconic Whisky provides an amazing wealth of information about the nature and origins of whiskies from all around the world.

From different types of whisky to the different stages of the production process, grain types (and how these affect flavour), casks (sizes and history), glassware and vocabulary, this book contains essential resources that all amateurs and professionals need to know in order to refine and reinforce their knowledge of whisky culture and tasting techniques.

About the Author

ALEXANDRE VINGTIER is a freelance spirits consultant and Head of Selection at the prestigious Maison du Whisky (France's leading whisky importer and distributor). He is a regular judge at a number of national and international spirits awards, and the youngest ever chair at the World of Whiskies Awards which takes place in London. He is the former Editor-in-chief of Whisky Magazine & Fine Spirits, a regular contributing editor to La Revue du Vin de France (France's leading wine and spirits magazine) as well as being the founder of Rumporter magazine. Alexandre is also the French expert for www.whisky.com, the most authoritative Scotch whisky magazine online, as well as being the co-author of Whisky L'indispensable  (published by Flammarion).

CYRILLE MALD is a whisky and spirits writer (La Revue du Vin de France, M le magazine du Monde) and is also the Ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in France.

Praise For Iconic Whisky: Tasting Notes and Flavour Charts for 1,000 of the World's Best Whiskies

'Provides a tremendous amount of knowledge... A tasting guide and much more. 4 stars'
- Scottish Field