Whiskey is one of the world's great spirits--distilled, sipped, and dissected for centuries, and still thoroughly enjoyed today. Follow veteran journalist and spirits authority William Dowd down the worldwide whiskey trail with this outstanding collection of articles on the intricacies of whiskey making, whiskey history and its foremost producers (George Smith, Jack Daniel, John Jameson, John Power; the Beams--they're all here), and whiskey collectors and collecting. There's even insight into home vatting. Begin your tour with Dowd's personal overview of the spirits world and drink in his friendly yet informative tone throughout the book. Whether a connoisseur or novice, you are sure to develop a taste for this storied spirit.