Whiskey. If you’re like us, you’re consuming vast quantities of it on a regular basis. But, unless you’re a master of distillation, understand barrel types, or can recognize all the different types of peat, there’s probably still much to learn about one of our favorite beverages.

Do you have a man-sized thirst for knowledge about whiskey, but maybe only the reading ability of a fourth grader? Then we’ve got the book for you!

At just 20 pages long, and filled with kiddie illustrations, at first The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know–It–All seems silly, but its honest-to-goodness whiskey knowledge is nothing to laugh at. After the success of his first book, The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide To Becoming A Wine Expert (we’re not making this up), Richard Betts, decided to tackle another delicious liquor with this guide to whiskey.

The book covers pot stills, the difference between new charred and used barrels, aging temperatures, and American vs Scottish whiskey. And yes, there are smells. Throughout the book, scratch-and-sniff areas let readers take in the natural scents of rye, malt, corn, vanilla, toast, sherry, iodine, peat, and more. Oh. My. God!

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know–It–All is the perfect gift for any whiskey lover, or even just the classy gentlemen of the world. For more information on how to order this book, visit Amazon.

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