Whisky Map of Scotland

Whisky Map of Scotland

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007513305

Category: Travel

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A unique map for whiskey lovers All of Scotland's operational whiskey distilleries and whiskey-related places of interest are located on this useful road map. More than 100 sites are identified, with some distilleries illustrated with photographs and a short history. The index lists visitor facilities, telephone numbers, websites, events, and sources for further information, along with details such as the Top Ten whiskey brands.

A-Z of Whisky

A-Z of Whisky

Author: Gavin D. Smith

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 9781906476199

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 776

WHISKY is not only the world's most consistently successful and popular drink, it is also one of the oldest, having been around in one form or another since the first millennium. However, documentary records only commence in Scotland in 1494 when it was distilled as a spirit known as aqua vitae. Its growth since then has been better detailed and a complete lexicon has developed in line with whisky's increasing sophistication and worldwide popularity. The A to Z of Whisky is designed for whisky enthusiasts, lovers of Scotland, academics, journalists, amateur historians, broadcasters and researchers who need to have all the relevant facts and references about whisky close to hand. The entries cover every possible aspect of the spirit (including the American, Canadian and Irish derivatives) from aftershots to zymurgy, and include those curious terms which often crop up in the world of whisky, such as:viscimetry 'Viscimation is what happens when two liquids of different viscosity mix, creating eddies and visible threads or ribbons. These are referred to as viscimetric whorls ... The most commonly observed instance of viscimetry is where water is added to spirituous alcohol, especially whisky, where the colour makes the effect more observable. Since time immemorial, whisky-drinkers have referred to the phenomenon as "awakening the serpent".' (MacLean, MMoW) In Whisky Magazine, Issue 56, July 2006, Dave Broom writes of Ichiro's Malt 1988 King of Diamonds, 'This has classic Japanese finesse (and excellent viscimetry). Great whisky is about balance and this has it ... in diamonds, not spades.' But this is no dry, didactic reference tome. It is crammed full of anecdote, aside and comment, a great deal of it tongue-in-cheek. This makes using the A-Z of Whisky both an informative and entertaining task. 'I cannot recommend it too highly,' Charles MacLean, whisky writer and author of the Mitchell Beazley Pocket Whisky Book.

Enterprise as a Carrier of Culture

Enterprise as a Carrier of Culture

Author: Hirochika Nakamaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811371936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 485

This book expands anthropological studies of business enterprise to include comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. A number of books on business anthropology have been published, but most of them are written by anthropologists alone. By contrast, this book engages interdisciplinary studies, e.g., not only by anthropologists but also management scholars and other social scientists. It is the second volume of studies forwarding anthropological approaches to business administration, Keiei Jinruigaku. This volume focusses on the cultural dimensions of enterprise. Here enterprise is viewed as a medium carrying culture, rather than solely an entity of production and management, as is typical in mainstream studies. The approach is based on Tadao Umesao’s definition of culture as a projection of instruments/devices and institutions into the mental/spiritual dimensions of life. Therefore, in our view production and management are among the projections of the cultural aspects of enterprise. This perspective, we believe, constitutes a new frontier in the study of business administration. This book consists of three parts, the first being “religiosity and spirituality”, the second “exhibitions, performance and inducement,” and the third “history and story.” In Part I, Quaker Codes, ex-votos, and spiritual leadership are discussed in relation to management and behavior, and miracles and pilgrimage. Part II describes exhibitions justifying nuclear power industry within power plants in both Japan and England, the exhibition by English families of their porcelain collections, and the performance skills of orchestral maestros. All of these examples indicate that, through the use of narratives and myths, exhibits and performances overtly and covertly induce visitors or audiences to certain viewpoints and emotions. Part III offers examples of histories and stories of enterprise articulated through the branding and consumption of industrial products, and their display in enterprise museums where the essence of culture and heritage is cherished and emphasized, by and for the wider community and the enterprise itself. Conjoined as an interdisciplinary team of Western and Japanese researchers, we apply an anthropological approach to the cultural history of enterprise in both Britain and Japan.

Whisky

Whisky

Author: Aeneas MacDonald

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9780857903389

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 842

‘The finest whisky book ever’ – Dave Broom ‘If I could take only one whisky book to a desert island it would be Aeneas MacDonald’s Whisky’ – Charles MacLean ‘This is a small volume but there are plenty who will love it. It is airy, witty, full of sound knowledge and practical wisdom’ – The New York Times This is – in the opinion of many whisky writers and experts – the finest whisky book ever written. It is certainly the first written from the point of view of the consumer and is thus historically significant. But more than that, poetic and polemic in style and with its emphasis on the importance of single malt whisky and its concern to protect and inform the consumer, it remains fresh and relevant to the interests of today’s whisky drinker. It is a remarkably prophetic book, and with Ian Buxton’s shrewd commentary and analysis, combined for the first time with period illustrations, it is brought bang up to date for today’s generations of whisky aficionados.

Online GIS and Spatial Metadata

Online GIS and Spatial Metadata

Author: Terry Bossomaier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203306055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 201

The World Wide Web presents many new, exciting prospects for geographic information systems, but also numerous technical, practical and organizational challenges. Users no longer require specialized and expensive hardware, software and data, and they can access a GIS readily from almost anywhere, using off-the-shelf browser software. An onli

How to Buy and Sell (Just About) Everything

How to Buy and Sell (Just About) Everything

Author: Jeff Wuorio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603927

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 769

How to Buy & Sell (Just About) Everything The Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Daily Life Don't make another purchase before you buy this ultimate buyer's guide. With more than 550 how-to solutions, these pages are packed with savvy strategies for choosing and locating (and unloading and liquidating) both everyday items and once-in-a-lifetime splurges, with special emphasis on how to find bargains and broker great deals. The clear and friendly information in How To Buy & Sell (Just About) Everything makes any buying or selling decision easy, from selecting baby gear to saving for college, from hawking lemonade to selling your company. Browse these pages to discover how to: Buy a House • Sell a Car • Buy Happiness • Sell Your Old Computer • Buy Mutual Funds • Hire a Butler • Choose a Diamond Ring • Purchase a Tent • Get Breast Implants • Negotiate a Better Credit Card Rate • Buy a Hot Dog Stand • Sell Your Baseball Collection • Outfit a Nursery • Book a Cheap Safari...and much, much more Written and designed in the same easy-to-use format as its predecesors, How To Do (Just About) Everything and How to Fix (Just About) Everything, this invaluable collection includes concise instructions, helpful tips and comparison charts -- everything you need to understand product features, prevent problems and guarantee smart purchasing decisions. This is the only book you need to make the most of your money.

Innovations in GIS 6

Innovations in GIS 6

Author: Bruce Gittings

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482268195

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 699

Integrating Information with GI Technology examines the components necessary for building infrastructure to support the panoly of Geographic Information (GI) research and services. These include novel approaches to two- and three-dimensional spatial analysis and spatio-temporal modelling. The book establishes the case for the Web as the technological backbone of internet and intranet environments, whilst recognising the importance of efficient implementation and the need for high-performance computing to deliver services and share data in an effective manner. This book represents a change in the direction of the Innovation series by focusing on the most innovative current research and professionals in the expanding market for GI services should find this an invaluable resource.

Collins Scotland

Collins Scotland

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 0007325886

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 450

A slipcase containing three pocket-sized maps and guides: Whisky, Castles, and Clans and Tartans Perfect for visitors who want to capture the essence of Scotland, this box contains three booklets with foldout maps glued into the back cover—ideal for looking at the text information at the same time as referring to the map. The whisky map and guide is a 32-page booklet with a single-sided foldout map including more than 100 distilleries with details of public access, visitor centers, and websites. The castles map and guide is a 48-page booklet with a double-sided foldout map highlighting more than 800 of Scotland's finest castles and fortified houses. It offers details on public access, Historic Scotland and National Trust for Scotland ownership, contact phone numbers, and website details. The clans and tartans map and guide is a 48-page booklet with a single-sided foldout map showing all the clan lands with images of tartans, crests, and plant badges.

Wood, Whiskey and Wine

Wood, Whiskey and Wine

Author: Henry H. Work

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780234175

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 673

Barrels—we rarely acknowledge their importance, but without them we would be missing out on some of the world’s finest beverages—most notably whiskies and wines—and of course for over two thousand years they’ve been used to store, transport, and age an incredibly diverse array of provisions around the globe. In this comprehensive and wide-ranging book, Henry Work tells the intriguing story of the significant and ever-evolving role wooden barrels have played during the last two millennia, revealing how the history of the barrel parallels that of technology at large. Exploring how barrels adapted to the requirements of the world’s changing economy, Work journeys back to the barrel’s initial development, describing how the Celtic tribes of Northern Europe first crafted them in the first millennia BCE. He shows how barrels became intrinsically linked to the use of wood and ships and grew into a vital and flexible component of the shipping industry, used to transport not only wine and beer, but also nails, explosives, and even Tabasco sauce. Going beyond the shipping of goods, Work discusses the many uses of this cylindrical container and its relations—including its smaller cousin, the keg—and examines the process of aging different types of alcohol. He also looks at how barrels have survived under threat from today’s plastics, cardboards, and metals. Offering a new way of thinking about one of the most enduring and successful products in history, Wood, Whiskey and Wine will be a must-read for everyone from technology buffs to beverage aficionados who wish to better understand that evasive depth of flavor.