Whiskies Galore: A Tour of Scotland’s Island Distilleries


by Ian Buxton

‘One of the great whisky writers’ – The Guardian

‘Sardonic, unsentimental and often very funny…the most original drink book I’ve read in a long time…this book will make you love Scotch whisky all the more’ – Henry Jeffreys

‘Unlike any other whisky book yet published and better than most; highly entertaining’ – Charles MacLean

Paperback: 248 pages

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 2017 (new edit. 2018)

Language: English

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Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years.

But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not merely a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland’s islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea, and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert’s knowledge of whisky with a travel writer’s fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands’ magical drams.

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Dimensions 12.8 × 2 × 19.7 cm

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