In The Impossible Collection of Whisky, author Clay Risen unpacks the history of this legendary drink and invites readers on a tour of some of the world's most famous distilleries and their best bottles. From the best Scotch from the Scottish Highlands to the best Bourbon from Kentucky, Risen's selection of 100 unparalleled whiskies comes from centuries-old makers and pioneers of the craft distilling movement that has taken the world by storm. Here, whiskies are selected not only for their exquisite taste, but also for rarity, age, flavour and innovation. Bottles from countries with emerging whisky markets, such as India and the Czech Republic, stand alongside old American classics like Pappy Van Winkle and some of the rarest, most coveted bottles on the market. Verrezen marvels at bottles like Ireland's Midleton Very Rare 45 Year Old, the oldest and most expensive Irish whisky in the world. Together, these 100 bottles form a collection of whiskies so exclusive that no one could ever collect them all under one roof. A must-have for the library of any true whisky connoisseur, The Impossible Collection of Whisky is a carefully crafted tribute to a liqueur long revered as the 'water of life'.
Presented in a wrought-iron decorated wooden case modelled on an authentic whisky cask, this addition to Assouline's best-selling Impossible collection is perhaps the most remarkable book published to date.
The exclusive limited edition book has 212 pages in English, measures W 45.4 x L 50.8 x D 8.8 cm and weighs 9 kg.