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The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey
The Impossible Collection of Whiskey

The Impossible Collection of Whiskey

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Whether served neat, on the rocks, or stirred into a cocktail, whiskey is often praised as the finest spirit in the world. On paper it might sound like a simple concoction—water and grain, fermented by yeast, then aged in a wood cask—but whiskey is about so much more than its physical ingredients. During the middle ages, Europeans called it aqua vitae, or “water of life,” a name that speaks to the cultural, social, and historical significance that this spirit holds.

In The Impossible Collection of Whiskey, bestselling spirits writer Clay Risen unpacks the history of this storied drink, inviting the reader to tour some of the world’s most famed distilleries and their finest bottles. From the best Scotch of the Scottish Highlands to Kentucky’s finest Bourbon, Risen’s selection of 100 unparalleled whiskeys come from age-old makers as well as trailblazers of the craft distilling movement that has swept across the globe. Here are whiskeys selected not only for their exquisite flavor but also for rarity, age, flavor, and innovation. Bottles from countries with nascent whiskey markets, such as India and the Czech Republic, sit beside old American classics like Pappy Van Winkle and some of the rarest, most coveted bottles on the market. Risen marvels at bottles like Ireland’s Midleton Very Rare 45 Year Old, the oldest, most expensive Irish whiskey in the world. Together, these 100 bottles comprise a collection of whiskeys so exclusive that no one could ever assemble them all under one roof. A must-have for the library of any true whiskey connoisseur, The Impossible Collection of Whiskey is a carefully crafted homage to a liquor long revered as the “water of life.”

Presented in a wrought-iron trimmed wood box modeled after an authentic whiskey barrel, this addition to Assouline’s bestselling Impossible Collection may very well be its most outstanding volume published to date.

About the Author

Clay Risen is a deputy editor at The New York Times and one of the country’s leading authorities on whiskey and other spirits. He is the author of Single Malt: A Guide to the Whiskies of Scotland and American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit, which has sold more than 100,000 copies through two editions. Risen writes about spirits for The New York Times and other national publications, and he is a panelist for the renowned Ultimate Spirit Challenge. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Craftsmanship

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.

Complimentary white gloves and a signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection

  • 212 pages
  • over 150 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in October 2020
  • W 17.9 x L 20 x D 3.5 in
  • Handcrafted limited edition in a luxury wooden box
  • ISBN: 9781614289487
  • 20.0 lb 

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