By Gavin Smith
This can be the revised 3rd variation of the full A-Z of the realm of whisky.
Definitions, derivations, assets and meanings of each achieveable whisky-related notice are incorporated from aftershots to wort when it comes to Irish, Islay and peat reek. No linguistic stone is left unturned by means of Smith during this so much crucial of reference works for the whisky fanatic. Now totally up-to-date with many new references and revised entries, the A-Z is a needs to for all whisky lovers world wide.
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