The Whisky Cabinet: Your guide to enjoying the most delicious whiskies in the world.

The Whisky Cabinet: Your guide to enjoying the most delicious whiskies in the world.

by Mark Bylok


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In today's whisky world full of hype and marketing jargon, The Whisky Cabinet navigates straight to the center of what really matters: enjoying some of the most delicious whisky in the world.

Jargon-free, this is the complete guide for the whisky enthusiast. Not one to shy away from controversy, whisky insider Mark Bylok writes about the changing whisky world including covering such topics as the debate over mash bill recipes, the trend of moving away from age statements and shining a light on the meaning behind marketing labels.

Learn about the diverse world of whisky with recommendations from the United States, Canada, Japan, Ireland, India, and South Africa. Over 100 whisk brands reviewed offering affordable and available whisky recommendations are provided to help grow the reader's whisky selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770502376
Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/21/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Bylok spends his time with whisky makers, brand ambassadors, bartenders and whisky experts to bring an insider view in his whisky writing. He's been published online and in print publications including BOLD Magazine, Rickshaw Magazine and Spotlight Toronto.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I: The Whisky
Why "The Whisky Cabinet?"
Why Whisky?
Chapter 1: Enjoying Whisky: The How-To Guide
Whisky is Not One Product, but a Category of Many
Swirling the Glass
Nosing Whisky
On Ice
Whisky Rocks
Warming the Glass: An Alternative to Water and Ice
Chapter 2: The Making of Whisky and Terminologies
Alcohol Content: The Difference Between Proof and Percentage
Barrel Maturation
Bleeding: The Craft of Identical Flavour
Finishing Whisky
Cask Strength Whisky
Single Barrel vs. Small Batch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky vs. Blended and Everything
Peated Whisky
The Hidden Economy of Alcohol Content
Trends in the Whisky World: Rye Whisky
Trends in the Whisky World: White Whisky
Chapter 3: Enjoying Whisky
Tasting Notes
Storing Whisky
Whisky Cabinet Aesthetics
Building the "Perfect" Whisky Cabinet

Part II: The Distilleries
Introducing the Distilleries
Regional Differences and the Terroir of Whisky
Chapter 4: American Whisky
Mash Bill Controversy
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Four Roses Distillery
George Dickel Distillery
Heaven Hill Distillery
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Jim Beam Distillery
Maker's Mark Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery

Chapter 5: Canadian Whisky
Alberta Distillers
Black Velvet Distillery
Whisky Blender: Caribou Crossing
Forty Creek Distillery
Glenora Distillery
Hiram Walker Distillery
Chapter 6: Irish Whisky
Bushmills Distillery
Cooley Distillery
New Midleton Distillery
Chapter 7: Japanese Whisky
Nikka Distillery
Yamazaki Distillery
Chapter 8: Scotch
The Trend Away from Age Statements
Independent Bottlers
Traditional Regional Differences
Aberlour Distillery
Ardbeg Distillery
Arran Distillery
Auchentoshan Distillery
The Balvenie Distillery
BenRiach Distillery
Bowmore Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
Caol Ila
Cardhu Distillery
Clynelish Distillery
Compass Box Distillery
Cragganmore Distillery
Dalwhinnie Distillery
GlenDronach Distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery
Glenfiddich Distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery
Glenkinchie Distillery
The Glenlivet Distillery
Glenmorangie Distillery
Glenrothes Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Whisky Blender: Johnnie Walker
Jura Distillery
Lagavulin Distillery
Laphroaig Distillery
The Macallan Distillery
Oban Distillery
Old Pulteney Distillery
Strathisla Distillery
Talisker Distillery
Chapter 9: Other World Whiskies
Amrut Distilleries
James Sedgwick Distillery

Part III: Final Thoughts
The "What's Your Favourite Whisky?" Question

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