Capa dura em ótimo estado, 168 páginas. formato: 17 x 24 cm.; adesivo com o nome do ex-proprietário na pág. 3. Ilustrações a cores e P/B. Scotland has a climate cold enough to require that the national drink be a warming one, and a countryside fragrant enough to suggest that it be aromatic. Barley, clear mountain streams, and peat in plenty determine that it be malt whisky. A colourful, affectionate, and complete history of Scotch whisky from its early days as a cottage industry to the triumph of the great blending firms and the decline in popularity of the single malts in the present century. In his final chapters he takes a connoisseurs look at the different qualities of individual malt whiskies; discriminating and knowledgeable, his one criterion is enjoyment.