“101 Whiskies to try before you die” is a discover this and that whisky list so you can make your mind about them than a list of best whiskies or a tasting notes guide. It is a good purchase if you have fresh cash and want to be guided in your discovery of whisky world.
This book is a list of whiskies wide available and affordable ( I still don’t get the reasoning of saying a £500 whisky bottle is affordable but …) that everyone should try. It is is not about best whiskies nor about whiskies to collect, just about a hundred of whisky bottles that every whisky lover should try.
Then Ian starts with the list. Each bottle has a big sized photo of the bottle, its price range expressed in a scale from 1 to 5 stars and then a bit of chit chat about the bottle, with some interesting facts about the distiller too. Also along each bottle is a tasting note without score using nose, taste and finish written in a simple plain language ( you know, smells of wood instead of sandalwood of Calcuta with the moon is raising over the horizon on the second half of the years that ends in six and are not divisible by four ). Below each tasting note you have a single line space where you can write down what you think of the whisky. I feel there is only room for like or dislike, so don’t get too excited writting.
A good interesting proposal to discover whiskies from all around the world, many reasonably priced and of all kinds: single malts, blended, vatted, whiskey, bourbons. Inspiring.