A Double Scotch: How Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet Became by F. Paul Pacult PDF

By F. Paul Pacult

ISBN-10: 0471662712

ISBN-13: 9780471662716

A Double Scotch tells the intertwined good fortune tales of Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet-;two Scotch whisky manufacturers well-known the world-over for his or her remarkable caliber. based through Scottish grocers from Aberdeen, Chivas Regal stands because the world's most well liked status combined Scotch. First distilled through a pistol-packing Highlander, The Glenlivet is at the present time the top-selling single-malt Scotch in the United States. F. Paul Pacult explores those iconic spirits and tells the outstanding tale of the 2 households who persevered various hardships to construct their manufacturers. A company ebook that is going down effortless, A Double Scotch tells the tale of the world's favourite whiskies, and the tale of the kingdom and households that made them so.

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Andrew Smith could never have guessed that his fourth son would end up being instrumental in totally altering the landscape of whisky making in Scotland, changing it to the extent that even George’s neighbors in the glen would turn into mortal enemies. Andrew Smith would die before his son became the most famous whisky distiller in all of Scotland. Duties and Duty A turbulent era of whisky smuggling and illicit distilling in Scotland began roughly 150 years before George Smith’s birth at Upper Drumin George Smith, Glenlivet, and Ancient Liberties 39 and lasted nearly two centuries.

The Guild of Barber-Surgeons was a powerful professional entity in Edinburgh at the Reaching the Boiling Point 27 turn of the sixteenth century. Their mission, as royally sanctioned by the King’s “The Seal of Cause,” was to maintain and promote the highest standards of surgical practice. Although nowadays the thought of getting an appendectomy from the man or woman who trims your beard and straightens your sideburns might be alarming, combining hair shaving and cutting with invasive and topical surgical procedures such as bloodletting and minor incisions was then considered normal in Edinburgh.

Indeed, it was Pytheas who named the North Sea islands. He referred to them in Greek as the Pritanic Islands after a tribe called the Pritani. The Romans altered that moniker to Britannia, and they referred to the people as the Britons. If the making of beer was already well established in Scotland, when did the art of boiling beer, or distillation, to make potent spirit first arrive? As detailed in Chapter 2, the first indisputable record of distilling A Magic of Locality 17 in Scotland occurred in the late fifteenth century.

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