Whether dodging the men of the excise, fighting with government troops or simply indulging in a spot of the national sport of drinking whisky, Scots have long had a true love affair with their favourite amber nectar. In this book writer and storyteller Stuart McHardy, known to take a dram or ten himself, draws upon the wide range of tales associated with the world's finest tipple, to make you laugh, cry and wonder!
|Title||Tales of Whisky|
|Author Bio||Stuart McHardy; writer, musician, storyteller, folklorist, historian, poet, past president of the Pictish Arts Society and ex-Director Scots Language Resource Centre; has lectured on many aspects of Scottish history and culture both in Scotland and abroad, and has made regular appearances on television and radio.|
|Back Cover Text||The truth is of course that whisky was invented for a single, practical reason - to offset Scotland's weather. Raise your glass and toast this collection of delightful tales, all inspired by Scotland's finest achievement: whisky. We see how the amber nectar can help get rid of a pesky giant, why you should never build a house without offering the foundations a dram and how it can bring a man back from the brink of death. Whisky has a long and colourful history in Scotland, causing riots and easing feuds, and McHardy has gathered together stories which have been passed down through many generations, often over a wee nip. Tales of Whisky is a tribute to the Scottish sense of humour and love of fine storytelling.|
|BIC Subject||Spirits & cocktails|
|BISAC Subject||COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits|