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More About This Title Whisky Island
Islay and Jura are the mystical, magical islands in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides that boast nine active distilleries, countless world renowned blends and malts and their own whisky classification, protected by Scots law. This book is a celebration of the whiskies of Islay and Jura, and of the islands that shaped them. With a population of just over 3,000 between them, Islay and Jura produce some of the finest whiskies in the world. Islay is perhaps best known for smoky, phenolic spirits, such as Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. These have been distilled in its rocky coves of the sheltered east coast for more than 200 years. But in truth Islay and Jura produce a dram for every palette, and their vibrant and expanding whisky industry is a constant source of renewed excellence and taste innovation. Fiona Rintoul provides a background and history to the islands and their distilling, alongside tasting notes on the main malts and blends. Konrad Borkowski, who lives on Jura, provides stunning full color photographs, documenting each distillery at work through the seasons.
Fiona Rintoul is a financial journalist, author, literary translator, and whisky aficionado. She is the author of Leipzig, which won the Virginia Prize and was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish First Book Prize. Konrad Borkowski is a professional photographer.
"It is worth highlighting this book as one to look out for when it hits the shelves . . . not only educational and fun but a visual treat for the eyes that made me want to have an Islay dram whilst reading it. Cheers!" —Press and Journal