Tales of Whisky and Smuggling
This is the story of a war A war between a hostile London government and an army of cottage whisky-makers, mostly in the Highlands of Scotland. These Highlanders believed they had a natural right to make Uisge Bea - literally the water of life - from their own barley just as they made porridge from their own oats. This book offers a collection of stories from the Peatreek Conflict, which are a mixture of humour and tragedy but which aim to illustrate the indomitable spirit of the Highlander and the importance of Whisky in Scottish culture. This is the story of a war between a hostile London government and an army of cottage whisky-makers, mostly in the Highlands of Scotland. This book offers a collection of stories from the Peatreek Conflict, a mixture of humour and tragedy, which illustrate the spirit of the Highlanders and the importance of Whisky in Scottish culture.
Scotch and Irish Whisky
This new edition reflects 1990s developments in the whisky industry in Scotland and Ireland. It offers information on over 150 whiskies including single and vatted malts, grain and liqueur whiskies, and most popular blends; details of bottling ages, strength and the availability of miniatures; explanations of how whisky is produced, the different types of whisky available and the varying characteristics of regional malts; and a personal tasting log.
The Complete Guide to Cocktails and Drinks
From the Singapore Sling to a Bloody Mary, this book has everything you need to know about alcoholic drinks and how to mix them. Each drink type is highlighted with a colour photograph and details of how it is made and the expected taste. In this one-stop bartender's reference, there is a history of alcohol, a guide to bartending equipment, a glossary of drinks terminology, and information on how to mix, measure and pour drinks. There are then hundreds of cocktails, mixes and blends, with all the classics as well as new combinations. As many of us are health-conscious, there is also a section on safe drinking and tips on how to avoid hangovers, and plenty of non-alcoholic cocktails and mixes.
The State of U S Railroads
U.S. railroads have improved their productivity, but increasing freight volume threatens performance-degrading capacity constraints. This report describes the current state of railroad capacity and performance for freight transportation. The public consequences of private investment decisions justify a public role in addressing concerns about railroads, but better data and analysis are needed to inform transportation policymaking.