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  • Genre:COOKING
  • SubGenre:Beverages / Alcoholic / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:681
  • eBook ISBN:9780615850283

The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

by Alfred Barnard

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A detailed and unprecedented tour of the active whisky Distilleries of Scotland, Ireland and England including many of today's legendary Distilleries both active and lost. Originally published in March of 1887


In 1885, Alfred Barnard was charged with the task of visiting and reporting on every active Whisky distillery throughout Scotland, Ireland and England. It took him two exhaustive years. In this book you will see the distilleries through his eyes. His detailed descriptions of every step in the distilling process is work that remains unparalleled to this day. But that's only part of the story. As he and his companions traveled the countryside, he fell in love with Scotland and all its grandeur as well as the lush landscapes of Ireland. As you read through this book - presented as an ebook for the very first time - you'll fall in love, as well. Part technical document and part travelogue, you're almost getting two books in one intertwined volume. Presented in a readable, portable and searchable format, the words and images stand on their own merit and will transport you to a Victorian adventure that was, is and always will be one of a kind. This edition does not contain the additional writings of Alfred Barnard that are found in recent print editions, just the text of his original book. There are two additional chapters from his writings giving added detail for Glenglassaugh and Glenfarclas.

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About the author

Born in Thaxted, Essex, England in 1837. After starting work in his family's mercantile business, he eventually found his way to Harper's Weekly Gazette. In 1885, he began the first leg of his monumental whisky journey to visit each active Distillery in Scotland, Ireland and England. Completing the trip in late 1886, he published "The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom" in 1887. In 1891 he completed a similar tour of the UK's larger breweries which was published in four volumes. He married his wife, Fanny, in 1859 with whom he shared three children. He published several other writings on whisky and various local tour monographs to a lesser degree of success. Surviving his wife who passed away in November of 1914, Alfred followed a few years later in May of 1918.

Aaron Barker, publisher and Introduction author, is an avid whisky enthusiast, engineer and cyclist. He has been enjoying whiskies of all sorts since 2007 and is passionate about sharing Alfred Barnard's classic book with his fellow whisky fans. He lives in Carmel, IN with his lovely wife Jennifer and two daughters and counts Glen Garioch, Glenfarclas, Ardmore and Glen Mhor among his favorites and is most enthusiastic about Mortlach bottlings. After publishing this book, he is continuing research on Alfred Barnard's journey with the intention of adding a supplement to the book or writing a companion edition in the near future.