A comprehensive, definitive resource of whisky knowledge broken down into 323 short but packed entries and wrapped up in an attractive package.
Hans Offringa is an author and an internationally renowned whisky expert. He holds many esteemed titles in the whisky world: Patron of the Whisky Festival Northern Netherlands, Honorary Scotsman, Honorary Member of the Caledonian Society of Charleston (SC), Keeper of the Quaich, and Kentucky Colonel. He is also the contributing editor for Europe for Whisky Magazine, and one of the lecturers at the International Whisky School in Groningen, Netherlands. Offringa and his wife, Becky Lovett Offringa, are known as the Whisky Couple, and have been judges at the Dutch Whisky Awards since its inception.
"Hans Offringa has managed to present his deep knowledge in a new,
entertaining, and highly visual way . . . [and] proves that there
are still new ways of preaching the whisky gospel."
--Malt Whisky Yearbook
"A one-stop guide for anyone with whisky questions. . . . The answers to anything you've ever wondered about your favorite spirit in a straightforward Q&A format."
"A significant guidebook."
"Presented in a handsome hardcover edition. . . . Offringa offers dram-sized bits of information that are easily digestible and that combine to provide a highly readable collection."
--Winnipeg Free Press
"This book is a must for all lovers of whisky."
--Charles MacLean, author and founding editor of Whisky Magazine
"Deserves a place in the home of every whisky fan."
--Ewan Gunn, global whisky master at Diageo
"Hans Offringa is one of the best whisky writers."
--Ingvar Ronde, publisher and editor of Malt Whisky Yearbook
"A perfect guide for someone making their first (or maybe their second or third) journey into the world of whisky."
--Nick Morgan, head of whisky outreach at Diageo