The Bukowski Agency - Canadian Whisky

Read an excerpt
See also www.canadianwhisky.org

Finished books available October 3, 2017

RIGHTS SOLD

World English: McClelland & Stewart, October 2017

ABOUT DAVIN DE KERGOMMEAUX

Davin de Kergommeaux
(Photo: Jen Steele)

Davin de Kergommeaux is an independent expert who has been writing, talking, and teaching about whisky in all its forms and flavours for two decades. The world’s leading authority on Canadian whisky, de Kergommeaux has been called “Canada’s unofficial whisky ambassador’ and was named one of the most influential Canadians in Food and Drink by the Globe & Mail in 2016.
His writing and tasting notes appear regularly in Whisky Advocate magazine, Whisky Magazine, and on such websites as scotchwhisky.com, maltmaniacs.org (which he helped found in 1999), whiskyintelligence.com and canadianwhisky.org. The author lives in Ottawa, ON.

Canadian Whisky
The New Portable Expert, Second Edition

Davin de Kergommeaux

WITH MORE THAN 100 NEW TASTING NOTES FOR CANADA'S TOP WHISKIES, FROM BESTSELLERS TO RARE MICRO-DISTILLERY BOTTLINGS

Canadian Whisky This updated, revised edition of the award-winning Canadian Whisky invites you on a journey across the country and back through time to discover the story of Canada’s unique spirit. Independent whisky expert Davin de Kergommeaux weaves a compelling narrative, beginning with the substance of Canadian whisky—grains, water, and wood—and detailing the process of how it’s made and how to taste it. He traces the fascinating history of the country’s major distilleries and key visionaries and introduces the present-day players—big and small—who are shaping the industry through both tradition and innovation.

Newly designed, and now including a map of Canada’s whisky distilleries, over 100 up-to-date tasting notes, and a handy tasting checklist, Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert reflects the latest research on flavour development and the science of taste. At once authoritative and captivating, this is a must-have resource for beginners, enthusiasts, and aficionados alike.

PRAISE FOR CANADIAN WHISKY: THE NEW PORTABLE EXPERT

“It’s an exciting time for the Canadian whisky market. There is such a great tradition, as well as some amazing innovation surrounding Canadian whisky, and this book is the ideal companion.”  — WAYNE GRETZKY

“This comprehensive guide tells the fascinating story of Canadian whisky, offers reliable reviews of dozens of bottles, and is an indispensable addition to any whisk(e)y lover’s library”  — Playboy Magazine

“De Kergommeaux ably demonstrates [that] Canadian whisky is a far more interesting and well-crafted spirit than [it”s] given credit for being.”  — Esquire

“After reading this book, I now understand there’s a lot more of this spirit to explore, and de Kergommeaux has me excited to do so.”  — JASON WILSON, spirits columnist, the Washington Post and author of Boozehound

“[Canadian Whisky] makes you want to get a bottle and a glass, pour yourself a stiff one, sit back and dive in. I suggest you do exactly that.”  — DAVID BROOM, author of The World Atlas of Whisky

“While much has been written about other world whiskies, Canada’s national spirit has always been left in the shadows—until now. Davin has brilliantly captured Canada’s true spirit. He takes the reader on an engaging and informative journey of discovery, revealing the art, science, history, and passion of the whisky men behind Canada’s iconic elixir.”  — JOHN K. HALL, Whisky Maker, Forty Creek Whisky, Ontario

“This is the book Canadian whisky has long needed and richly deserves. Detailed, authoritative, and well-written, it debunks myths and sets records straight with grace and aplomb. There is no guessing, no speculation, and no producer hype, just facts, clearly and patiently explained. I’m delighted that we now have this tremendous resource”  — CHARLES K. COWDERY, author of Bourbon, Straight

 

Back to top