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A Sense of Place

A journey around Scotland’s whisky
Edition of 250
Regular price £200
Regular price Sale price £200
  • Published: Dec 16 2022
  • Pages: 256
  • 444 x 348mm
  • ISBN: 9781784729011
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In this beautifully crafted book, award-winning writer Dave Broom examines Scotch whisky's links to landscape, agriculture, culture, and community. Starting in Orkney, he travels south via the north-east coast and the Spey valley, to the westerly peninsulas and Hebridean islands of Skye, Raasay and Harris, before the journey finishes, via the blenders of the central belt, on the island of Islay.

The trip also follows Scotch's history from Neolithic brewers to today's innovators - a tale told by distillers, but also musicians, writers and poets. What does it mean to make whisky in these places, how does a distillery reflect place in its flavour, and what is its role in communities?

With stunning specially commissioned photography by Christina Kernohan, A Sense of Place will enhance and deepen every whisky drinker's, and lover of Scotland's, understanding of the spirit, and the country.

About this Special Edition

  • Edition of 250, including a number of custom copies for the featured distilleries.
  • 256-page cloth-bound edition with a trimmed page size of 270x190mm, signed by Dave Broom and Christina Kernohan.
  • Includes a limited edition set of three signed photographs by Christina Kernohan, Glicée printed on 8x10" Hahnemuele photorag archival paper.
  • Presented in a foil-blocked clamshell box.
  • Limited to 2 per customer.


'A Sense of Place blends pin-sharp writing with evocative photography in a book to savour and treasure.' - Ian Rankin

'This is an engaging, humane and important book. I cannot recommend it too strongly.' - Charlie MacLean, Keeper Magazine

'A book so beautifully tweedy I actually want to wear it as a hat. I am very glad it includes a map as Dave's authoritative guide has given me many great whisky-holiday ideas.' - Damian Barr

'Dave Broom's whisky odyssey is in many ways a story of Scotland and the questions we face....Like a good dram, it's complex, and Dave makes an excellent guide... Christina Kernohan's beautiful photographs of the places and people featured in the book add texture and vibrancy to the stories: a window into the distilleries and lives of the craftspeople.' - Best of Scotland