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Summary

In a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt whisky, author lain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland.

His tour of Scotland combines history, literature and landscape in an entertaining and informative account.

©2003 Iain Banks (P)2004 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Iain Banks is a great writer!

Loved the variety of subject matter, cars, roads, food and wine, friendships, and yes a bit of whiskey talk, actually a lot of whiskey talk. Banks style and wit that he shows in his fiction and Sci-Gi are still there, plus we hear more about his own life at that time. One of my favourites, RIP IMB.

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  • 03-02-21

Best time I’ve had in months!

If you love whisky or if you love Scotland (hopefully you like both) or if you love driving on the open road, this is a MUST read. Brilliantly written (Banks does hop around a bit from topic to topic but my A.D.D.appreciated that fact rather then experiencing annoyance or confusion) but he eventually gets back to the most important topic of whisky. And you’ll have such a blast going down those sidebars with him, you’ll hardly notice. I think this is much down to the narration. Tom Cotcher may be my favourite Scottish Audible narrator, and that’s saying something given the other gents I’m comparing him to, also remarkable actors. He completely honours Banks’ story and I laughed out loud many, many times. Cannot recommend highly enough!!