Introduction: start up the still

Francis Allhoff, Marcus P. Adams

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    Everyone becomes a philosopher with a drink in hand, but Whiskey & Philosophy takes this natural pairing to a new level. It explores a range of philosophical topics related to whiskey through engaging reflections written by philosophers, whiskey writers, and others.You will learn things that are both practical (how do tasting notes vary across guides and whiskey brands?) and thought provoking (why is there the popular conception that drinking whiskey makes people mean, and is it true?). Whether your interest lies in the drink itself or in the philosophical issues surrounding it, you'll find something to i interest you in this unusual book.Covers subjects ranging from geographical origin to stylistic differences between whiskey and Scotch. Explores philosophical ideas such as the aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of whiskey and whiskey drinking. Includes contributions from academics, journalists, and whiskey specialists, all written in an engaging and accessible style. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat or in a Manhattan, from the United States, Scotland, or elsewhere, Whiskey & Philosophy is your perfect drinking companion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWhiskey and philosophy
    Subtitle of host publicationa small batch of spirited ideas
    Place of PublicationHoboken
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9780470431214
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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