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Raw Spirit

In search of the Perfect Dram

As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's most famous distilleries and also some of its smallest and most obscure ones, Banks embarks on a journey of discovery which educates him about the places, people and products surrounding the centuries-old tradition of whisky production. Using various modes of transport - ferries to the islands, cars across the highlands, even bicycles between bus stops - Banks' tour of Scotland combines history, literature and landscape in an entertaining and informative account of an exploration in which the arrival is by no means the most important part of the journey.
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"...In the final judgement, it does what every good book should manage to do ... and what a hundred other books on whisky (and a thousand other books on Scotland) have signally failed to do: makes you want to go for a drink with the author" Observer 20040812
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Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in 2013.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 01.08.2004
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-946027-5
Reihe Arrow Books
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 198/128/25 mm
Gewicht 280
Verkaufsrang 8.187
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