Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Peat Smoke and Spirit

Peat Smoke and Spirit
Item# 9780747245780

Product Description

Publisher: Headline

Author: Andrew Jefford

In Peat Smoke and Spirit, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to intimate descriptions of the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island. Interwoven through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation. (pb)