The New Portable Expert
In this newly revised and updated version of an award-winning book, Davin de Kergommeaux takes readers on a journey through 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 cross-country journey from British Columbia to Nova Scotia that celebrates the diversity of Canada’s unique spirit. With his accessible, conversational tutelage, Davin offers readers a carefully researched, reliable, and authoritative guide to Canadian whisky that is, quite simply, not available anywhere else.
This is not only a book describing the history, industry, and culture of the spirit; it is also an informed exploration of taste. Davin takes you through the grains, water, and wood used to make whisky, the processes of making whisky, and the complex flavours and distinct aromas of the spirit.
This new edition features the latest scientific research on how flavour develops in whisky and how our brains process its smell and taste. Included inside is also a newly designed map showing Canada’s whisky distilleries, a new chapter that explores how the recent micro-distilling phenomenon rapidly expanded across Canada, and over 100 new tasting notes. Whisky consumers—experts and novices alike—will approach Canadian whisky with a new connoisseur’s appreciation after reading Davin’s comprehensive account.