Whisk(e)y, by Stefan Gabanyi, with clever illustrations by Gunter Mattei. Published by Abbeville Press, Publishers, New York. Soft chocolate (or whiskey) brown leather cover that feels so good in your hand. Leather is deeply and crisply embossed with the title and the author’s name. 366 pages. Pages printed on high gloss paper with ribbon book marker attached. Leather cover has some slight “worn leather” markings. Pages, binding, and hinges are all in as-if-new condition. Stated first edition of the English translation.
Whisk(e)y is an elegantly produced book with all there is to know about whiskey, from the United States perspective, and whisky, from the Scots and Canadian perspectives. Arranged as an encyclopedia, with alphabetical entries like, Ballantine’s (with the history of that blended Scotch,) or From the Barrel (a Japanese blend,) or MacPhail’s (a Scottish single malt form Gordon & MacPhail,) or Yellowstone (a Kentucky straight bourbon.) Includes a chapter on Whiskeys of the World, a list of whiskey cocktails, a list of firms producing whiskey, and a bibliography.