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Whisky and Jazz


Hans Offringa says it all in a line from his book: "A beautiful dram of single malt heightens the joy of listening." Add the exquisite photography by Gijs Draft to the equation and you have the ultimate winning trifecta of sensory experiences.

Dual passions of whisky and jazz shine through 200 pages that are evenly split on the stars of both worlds.  Crisp biographies of ten jazz masters accompany ten concise descriptions of top distilleries.  Hans then takes the ultimate step in pairing a single dram to a specific recording for his "piece de resistance".  I for one, intend to sip and listen my way through each pairing, beginning with Charlie Parker's anthology, with a finger of Springbank 100 proof.