"An icon of the Scottish Highlands, no one can resist the shaggy appeal of these hardy beasts. Now celebrate their charm with this heart-warming gift book packed with photographs of all varieties of Highland cow in their beautiful habitat, accompanied by words of wit and wisdom that will bring a smile to your face and make you pause for reflection."--BOOK JACKET.
This book deals with the lighter and quirkier sides of whisky-making, whisky consumption, whisky over-consumption, whisky in literature, whisky and the law, and even whisky and death. A selection of leading whisky industry personalities have contributed their favourite humorous stories concerning 'the cratur', and the text is augmented by a series of historic Punch cartoons and modern cartoons in a wide variety of styles. Some sample entries concerning foreign countries and whisky include: Many nations have tried to copy Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, and none more determinedly than the Japanese. One English-born former Tokyo resident recalled being asked in the 1920s by a local whisky distiller to come up with a label which would lull drinkers into believing that they were getting genuine Scotch. He suggested 'Guaranteed bottled in Buckingham Palace under the personal supervision of His Majesty the King.' The labels were duly printed and the whisky went on sale. And: Stories are told of early Japanese whiskies with names such as 'King Anne', but a personal favourite concerns a whisky produced in Ecuador. One can only conjecture about the origins of the name, and speculate that perhaps a disgruntled expatriate Scotsman was asked to help choose something suitable. The whisky is marketed as 'Auld Piss.'
Release on 1927 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Sixty-ninth Congress, Second Session, on S. 4387, a Bill to Amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, January 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1927
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry