According to Artie Shaw Jazz was born in a whisky barrel … A perfect quotation for a book like this, in which Hans Offringa ingeniously connects 10 famous jazz musicians with 10 excellent single malt whiskies. The result is a collection of 10 unique blends, each carrying a blue note as well as a tasting note, presented in a sippin and tasting guide. The historical context in which jazz and whisky are placed makes this a publication that will appeal not only to whisky aficionados but also to those who love history and (jazz)music. The stunning four-color photographs were shot by award-winning artist Gijs Dragt of the Netherlands, who also designed the book. Charlestonian jazz writer Jack McCray served as the book s contributing editor.
Whiskey and Jazz
April 7, 2011