Peat Smoke and Spirit is a portrait of Islay and its Whiskies. Those who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum.
In this book, award-winning writer, Andrew Jefford, gives a detailed description of the history and current achievements of each of the 7 long-standing Islay distilleries. He also gives an evocative and personal account of the island as a whole, covering its history, landscapes, wildlife and weather. His interviews with, and descriptions of, many local people help to build a richly-coloured picture of the ‘true’ Islay.