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Raw Spirit In Search of the Perfect Dram by Iain Banks
  

Raw Spirit In Search of the Perfect Dram

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Synopsis

Raw Spirit In Search of the Perfect Dram by Iain Banks

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 Studded with bracing shots of pure insight and eloquence. And he's sound on the scotch as well The Independent It's a very readable and hugely informative book, and Bank's gentle humour permeates the pages Time Out It's an engaging piece of work, part love letter, part memoir Esquire A beautifully realised fusion of travelogue, social commentary and drinking guide. Scotland's most famous export is decanted into full-bodied, humorous prose. Independent on Sunday


About the Author

Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels (which are published under the name Iain M Banks).

Iain Banks died in June 2013.


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Book Info

Publication date

5th August 2004

Author

Iain Banks

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Author's Website

www.iainbanks.net/

Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9780099460275

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