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Charles MacLean is the author of ten books, including the standard work on whisky brands, "Scotch Whisky," and the leading book on single-malts, "Malt Whisky," both of which were shortlisted for Glenfiddich Awards."Whisky: A Liquid History"was named Wine and Spirit Book of the Year by the James Beard Foundation of New York.He has been managing editor of the"Eyewitness Companion to Whisky"and"World Whiskies."He lives near Edinburgh. Lara Platman is a photographer and writer specializing in documenting areas of culture often considered endangered or eccentric. Her previous books include"Harris Tweed"and"Art Workers Guild." Allan MacDonald is a photographer and folk musician specializing in landscapes and portraits. A son of the Hebrides, he is now based in Edinburgh. His work has been published in"Time, "the Huffington Post, the"Daily Telegraph," and the"Daily Mail.""
MacLean writes learnedly about the casks where whiskey is aged, even the microclimate of the warehouses where they are stored. "Shepherd Express"" I love the depth of information shared in this book, and Charlie gives us all that we need, but it really is the photographs that pull you in. A Whisky Informative" "big, beautiful hard cover book that would be a great addition to any whisky lover's coffee table." Drink Insider" If you re a whisky fan and can t visit [Scotland] in person, the next best thing is here. DrinkHacker" This is armchair travel at its best. "Wall Street Journal"" "a superb gift for a Scotch connoisseur." "The Tasting Panel"" "a knowledgeable, grand tour of [Scotland's breweries]." "Spirit of Place" is the perfect gift for anyone planning to tour Scotland's distilleries, a souvenir for anyone who has visited them, and simply the perfect companion to a dram at home. Luxury Travel Magazine a beautiful presentation suitable for coffee table display and research which is a top recommendation for any fan of either whiskey or Scotland. "The Midwest Book Review" "Although many of this year s books have a geographical bent, only one truly transported me elsewhere: "Spirit of Place." Charles MacLean knows Scotland s distilleries and flavors better than anyone in the world, and his descriptions (amply aided by photographs from Lara Platman and Allan MacDonald) fully capture the magic of the country s 50 finest." "Kansas City Star" "