A much more engaging read that David’s last book… Broadly hanging off the idea of presenting a history of independent whisky bottling, this entertaining tome serves mainly for the author to spool out some anecdotes and make 2 points. But it’s done in a way I find so engaging that I’m happy to say that while I have no idea whether I got what I wanted out of it (whatever that was), I’d recommend it as a fun read. I THINK it highlights what a strange business the whisky industry is, and that to be around it in the late 90’s/early noughties was a singular time of opportunity to taste great whiskies as/after the great whisky loch. And that, as Dave Broom succinctly puts it, People Make Whisky.
Independent Scotch: The History Of Independent Bottlers