Some people have all the luck. I would love to take some time off and travel the length of Scotland and back researching and learning about whisky. Well, that is just what author Rachel McCormack got to do and then tell us all about it in her wonderful book Chasing the Dram – Finding the Spirit of Whisky.

About Chasing the Dram – Finding the Spirit of Whisky by Rachel McCormack: “Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and has been for over five hundred years, since then becoming a global phenomenon. It is a drink that is a profound and important part of Scottish life and culture but, unlike other countries and their national libations, it has hardly been used in food. Rachel McCormack is going to change that with this book. Limiting whisky to a drink, she believes, is similar to the traditional Presbyterian attitude to sex; it should only be done with the lights off and in the missionary position. Rachel believes that there is an entire Karma Sutra of whisky use out there and she has put it in this book. Interspersing an engaging mix of anecdotes, history and information on distillers and recipes, this book will appeal to everyone from the cooking whisky connoisseur, to the novice whisky learner looking for some guidance on what to eat and cook. Rachel travels the length and breadth of Scotland, discovering a myriad of unique and interesting people and facts about this remarkable drink, with interviews with the key people who create it around the country, as she visits the famous distilleries of her country, as well as the more home-grown variety.”

Part travelogue, part history book, Ms. McCormack provides us with a compelling collection of information about the fine spirit which just adds to its already indelible lure.

Chasing the Dram – Finding the Spirit of Whisky by Rachel McCormack is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.