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Scotch - The book, a visually stunning guide to Scotland’s finest Whisky Distilleries

Prestel’s upcoming book Scotch: The Stories Behind Scotland's Iconic Spirit is a spectacular tour across the Scottish landscape showing how the country’s premier whisky-makers are creating exquisite beverages using new models of responsible stewardship for their five-hundred-year-old industry.

Photographer Horst A. Friedrichs and travel writer Stuart Husband undertake a 8,000 mile roadtrip across Scotland to understand the world’s obsession with this iconic elixir. Each distillery is introduced with Husband’s engaging texts and illustrated with Friedrich’s luscious photographs of the people who work there, the breathtaking scenery, the machinery, barrels, fields, grains, copper and glassware that go into making fine scotch. They travel from Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown via the Isle of Harris to Ardbeg on the Isle of Islay; they traverse the Lowlands and explore legendary Speyside single malts.

Whisky barrels on display in the new Macallan Distillery in Speyside , Scotland © Horst A. Friedrichs


Ranging from ancient floor maltings to 21-century single malts being produced by a new generation of pioneers, this book shows that there are endless reasons and ways to enjoy scotch.


As satisfying as a tumbler of single malt on a rainy afternoon, this spectacular tour across the Scottish landscape shows how the country’s premier whisky-makers are creating exquisite

beverages using new models of responsible stewardship for their five-hundred-year-old industry.

Clydeside distillery Glasgow, Scotland © Horst A. Friedrichs


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

HORST A. FRIEDRICHS is a photograph whose work has appeared in the National Geographic, The New York Times, and Stern. Prestel has successfully published eight of his books including: I’m One—20th Century Mods (2009); Or Glory—21st Century Rockers (2010); Cycle Style (2012), Best of British (2016), and Bookstores (2021). He lives in London.

STUART HUSBAND is a Hastings-based travel journalist who has written for Monocle, Four Seasons, The Telegraph, Observer, The Sunday Times, and The Independent. He is the author of Bookstores and Great English Pubs with Horst A. Friedrichs.


Prestel Publishing is one of the world‘s leading publishers in the fields of art, architecture, design, photography, fashion and children’s books. From pop culture and major exhibition catalogues to retrospectives and career-defining works, quality reigns throughout.

Scotch: The Stories Behind Scotland's Iconic Spirit will launch on March 12th at an RRP of $45 | £35


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