ISBN: 9781797213828

Publication date: 12 May 2022

Author: Ernie Button

THE ART OF WHISKY is a breathtaking and unusual gift book for whisky connoisseurs celebrating the spirit from an unexpectedly beautiful angle. By chance, award-winning photographer Ernie Button noticed the intricate patterns formed in the residue at the bottoms of (almost) empty whisky glasses - each as different as a snowflake - and began photographing them with inventive lighting techniques. The resulting images are exquisitely gorgeous, evoking earthly landscapes and extraterrestrial visions, with each more amazing than the next. This book collects nearly 100 of those images and adds delightful touches such as tasting notes, as well as a text on the science of what we're seeing, and writing about single malt Scotch by Scotland's leading whisky expert Charles MacLean, commissioned exclusively for this book.