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Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Davin de Kergommeaux
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Kurzbeschreibung

13. Mai 2014
In this Gourmand Book Award- and IACP Award-winning book, Davin de Kergommeaux takes readers on a journey through the first systematic presentation of Canadian whisky: how it's made, who makes it, why it tastes the way it does, its history, and the rich, centuries-old folklore surrounding it.

     Join whisky authority Davin de Kergommeaux on a pan-Canadian journey from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, celebrating the diversity of Canada's unique spirit. With his conversational and accessible tutelage, de Kergommeaux offers readers a carefully researched, reliable, and authoritative guide to Canadian whisky that is, quite simply, not available anywhere else. Not only a book describing the history and culture of the spirit, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert is also an informed exploration of taste. For the first time, whisky consumers -- experts and novices alike -- can approach Canadian whisky with a connoisseur's appreciation of its rich subtleties.

Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
  • Verlag: McClelland & Stewart; Auflage: Reprint (13. Mai 2014)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0771027443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771027444
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18,5 x 12,2 x 2,5 cm
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 • "This is an important time for Canadian whisky and this is an important book which isn't just a story of a drink, but a story of Canada itself. It makes you want to get a bottle and a glass, pour yourself a stiff one, sit back and dive in. I'd suggest you do exactly that." --Dave Broom, author of The World Atlas of Whisky
 • "The Canadian whisky industry has done itself no favours in recent years, content to be perceived as capable of only making bland ryes. Davin de Kergommeaux's book isn't just important, it's a game changer, bringing to life an extraordinary and evolving whisky industry. A proud, insightful beauty of a book." --Dominic Roskrow, author of The World's Best Whiskies and 1001 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

DAVIN DE KERGOMMEAUX is a certified sommelier and independent whisky expert who has been writing about, talking about, and teaching about whisky for more than a decade. His writing and tasting notes appear in Scotch Whisky Review, Whisky Magazine, and on such websites as maltmaniacs.org, and whiskyintelligence.com. He publishes comprehensive notes about Canadian whiskies on canadianwhisky.org. The Association of Canadian Food Bloggers named de Kergommeaux's website as the best wine and spirits blog of 2010, just six months after it was launched. The author lives in Ottawa.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hervorragendes Buch über kanadischen Whisky 19. Juni 2012
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Es gibt viele Bücher über schottischen Whisky, es gibt etliche Bücher über irische Whiskeys, es gibt einige Bücher über Bourbon, es gibt ein Buch über japanischen Whisky und es gab bisher kein einziges Buch speziell über kanadischen Whisky. Dabei ist von der Produktionsmenge her Kanada auf der Welt klar die Nummer 3 hinter Schottland und den USA und deutlich vor Irland. Dieses Manko ist nun endlich beseitigt, und das zudem noch auf höchst eindrucksvolle Weise.

Im englischsprachigen Buch von Herrn de Kergommeaux werden in fünf Blöcken wirklich alle Aspekte des kanadischen Whiskys behandelt. Block 1 klärt den Leser über das Getreide, Wasser und die verwendeten Fasshölzer auf. Im zweiten Block geht es dann um die Prozesse, Enzyme und Hefe, Destillation sowie das Verblenden. In Block 3 werden Geschmack, Aroma und Textur des Whiskys sowie die Verkostung angesprochen. Der vierte Block stellt uns die Gottväter der kanadischen Whiskyindustrie vor (u.a. Thomas Molson, Henry Corby, Joseph E. Seagram, J.P. Wiser u.v.m.). In Block 5 erfolgt dann die Vorstellung aller neun aktiven Brennereien. Im abschließenden Epilog wird ein sehr treffendes Resümee gezogen und ein Blick in die Zukunft gewagt. Dabei werden die Augen auch vor anstehenden Gefahren und Problemen nicht verschlossen.

Wer auch nur ein wenig Interesse an Informationen über kanadischen Whisky hat, kommt um den Kauf dieses Buch nicht herum. Während in den üblichen Whiskybüchern Kanada immer nur ein Randerscheinung ist und Informationen nur spärlich gestreut sind, geht es hier richtig zur Sache. Die Informationsdichte ist unglaublich hoch, viele Details sind sicherlich auch für Experten neu.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very interesting and informative even for a person who has already read several books about whiskey 17. Oktober 2012
Von Albert Esalnikov - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I find this book very informative and interesting. Many terms and concepts related to whiskey, not only Canadian, become clearer after reading the book. This is not the first book that I have read about the subject, but this book is a little bit more detailed than others and explains and touches many concepts and terms related to whiskey production and appreciation, that have never been touched by other books, as the Canadian whiskey is very unique and unusual, from the production and flavor profile points of view, in comparison to other major types of whiskey and requires a different approach for its assessment and appreciation. As a resident of Ontario, Canada, I see many new Canadian whiskey brands coming to the local liquor stores, or find different Canadian whiskey brands abroad, that had not been mentioned in the book, but the book provides a general guidance on how to approach Canadian (and other types of) whiskey, and an overall history of the Canadian whiskey heritage, so it can be easily used to approach and assess those newcomers.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen If you are even a little interested in whisky, you should read this book. 6. Juni 2013
Von kelson_atrian - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Canadian Whisky: the portable expert by Davin de Kergommeaux has been on my Amazon wishlist for the last bit of forever. The minute I heard about it, I knew I wanted to read it. This is a book that busts the many myths and misconceptions that most citizens of these United States have regarding Canadian Whisky. That "blended whisky" one we all know? Yep. Untrue. A blend of whiskies is not a blended-whiskey. Hiram Walker? Turns out there is more associated with that name than just those florescent liqueurs you see on the bottom shelf of the cordial section of most liquor stores. This is a book fully worth buying.

And if you buy today (or any day) as an added bonus: since those pesky Canadians keep most of the really good stuff in country and there are more tasty whiskies made in Canada than those of us in Middle North America have probably ever realized, Davin was nice enough to provide tasting notes in the book so that we are fully aware of just what we are missing out on.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent Book 21. Mai 2012
Von Frogged - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book is very thorough yet easy to read, a great overview of an under-appreciated product. The time is right for a definitive book that tells the story of one of the world's great whisky styles, and this is that book. Any whisk(e)y or beverage connoisseur should have a copy of this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen De Kergommeaux shines a brilliant spotlight on a vital area long overlooked 25. Juni 2012
Von Joshua G. Feldman - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Canadian Whisky - the portable expert fills an enormous hole in the high-end whisky Zeitgeist where the largest selling whisky in the USA lives. Canadian whisky constitutes over 1/3rd of the American whisky market, and has so since forever (perhaps the Civil War) by being smooth. However, "smooth" has become a dirty word in the new high-end movement and there hasn't been a voice for Canadian whisky pride until now. Indeed, until this title, virtually nothing authoritative has been written about this vast and important area. Canadian Whisky - the portable expert is a stunning achievement that is really three books in one: 1) a treatise on whisky, it's production, and how to appreciate it; 2) an economic and biographical history of the Canadian whisky industry: it's titanic industrialists, innovators, and entrepreneurs; and 3) a comprehensive set of tasting notes and distillery profiles. As such it is one of the most useful and complete books on a whisky segment that I have ever seen or, indeed could even imagine. And while the tone is authoritative and scholarly, the obsessive love and attentions to detail, plus the language of the epilogue makes it clear that De Kergommeaux is a partisan, a defender, of Candian whisky's particular and unique flavor profile and role in Canadian culture, life, and economy.

This isn't a book coming from some Canadian chamber of commerce type, however. Davin De Kergommeaux is one of the twenty-four Malt Maniacs - the elite group of whisky epicures who help mold and shape the culture and agenda of high end whisky epicurianism world-wide. Thus his whisky connoisseurship is impeccable and well predates his particular career as a blogger of and advocate for Canadian whisky. FYI - his blog, canadianwhisky[dot]org which has been around for a couple of years, is clearly the web's preeminent location for Canadian whisky reviews, news and scholarship. Since 2011 De Kergommeaux's position eminence concerning Canadian whisky was confirmed further by his appointment as Canadian Contributing Editor to Whisky Magazine.

Canadian Whisky is a fairly compact 300 pages. It begins with the elements of grains, water, and wood. Then it moves onto the mechanisms and methods of distillation, blending and aging. Next is flavor science, tasting, and epicurianism covered from glassware to flavor mapping. These sections on how to drink are brief but as solid a treatise on the subject as you'll find. Then De Kergommeaux spends the next hundred pages on "A concise history of Canadian whisky" - which consists of biographies of mercurial geniuses and titans of industry such as Gooderham and Worts, Thomas Molson, Henry Corby, Joseph E. Seagram, Hiram Walker, J.P. Wiser and Sam Bronfman. But this section is far more - it is the history of towns and whisky expressions both booming and long gone. It is a vigorous bit of investigative journalism into a secretive industry that is seldom documented well - if at all. This is the first time that this history has been told with anything like this kind of comprehensive reach and vision. It is a gripping achievement which will appeal to students of history and economics as much as whisky enthusiasts. It reminds me quite a bit of wonderful books of economic history such as Ron Chernow's The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance. The book concludes with 100 pages profiling the nine distilleries of Canada: Alberta, Black Velvet, Candian Mist, Gimli, Glenora, Highwood, Hiram Walker, Kittling Ridge, and Valleyfield. Yes, all of Canada's titanic output of whisky comes from just those 9 distilleries.

Interspersed among the content, as color block side bars, are brief encapsulated tasting notes. Ultimately, this is the weakest part of the Canadian Whisky. Anyone who wants to read the full treatment of these tasting notes will have to visit canadianwhisky[dot]org as the full tasting notes do not appear in Canadian Whisky at all. This is really much more of a book about Canadian Whisky's history, production, and industry than a flavor analysis of the particular expressions. Nevertheless, this book has revolutionized my understanding and appreciation of Canadian whisky - not only because I now have a much fuller sense of the full segment and the universe of expressions being made (and that were made in the past). It's the depth of analysis of how Canadian distillers achieve their flavor profiles - and why they labor so hard to achieve them - than has really affected my comprehension and perspective. Most Canadian whiskies are blends. "Base" whiskies, typically distilled via column still at high proof, aged in extensively refilled barrels, and then diluted down to a greater extent than many other whisky traditions, are mixed with rye "flavoring" whiskies. Rye gives the character and the base whiskies bring sweetness and smoothness. Massive averaging and blending traditions assure consistency - but also another layer of smoothing. The incredible smoothness and soft finishes of Canadian whiskies are no accident. They are the achievement of a century of careful tuning to kill the bugaboo of 19th century raw whisky - roughness and the taste of youth.

Bottom line, every whisky drinker or student of any related field needs to read De Kergommeaux's Canadian Whisky - the portable expert. It is a towering achievement in the field of whisky writing and shines a brilliant spotlight into a huge, important, and yet almost totally overlooked subject.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great stories and excellent history 8. März 2014
Von Bushido - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This is great book about a subject most whisky drinkers never think about. The times of "brown vodka" in the Canadian whisky industry are changing and the author guides you along on that journey. Very entertaining book for a whisky lover or anyone wanting some insight into our neighbo(u)rs to the North.
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