Okay, maybe he's not a poet, maybe he's a whisk(e)y writer, but Mr. Murray has a poet heart. In my opinion, and I have read all the whisky books I can get ahold of, Jim Murray is the quintessential whisky writer. No library is complete without his books. With Mr. Murray, you're not just reading about the characteristics of a whisky, you're being teleported from your arm chair to the distillery with first class grace and charm. You won't just find out how the whisky tastes, you'll feel warm sunshine on your face, you'll smell heather as you stroll the Highlands in search of your favorite dram.
Prepare to be baptized: this man knows that a bit of countryside is in every bottle, and he will immerse you in the total whisky experience. He may wax poetic, but as he readily confesses, "I do have a passion."
So will you, if you get this book.