A bit of a general ramble though Scotland by this whisky enthusiast, which is interesting enough if you like whisky and want to know a bit more about where it comes from. It's quite funny and an enjoyable enough read though Mr Banks is fairly opinionated on the current events of the time (the start of the war in Iraq) and despite the fact he is honest and passionate about his own stance it does intrude somewhat on a book which is supposed to be about whisky.
I liked it.
"A beautifully realised fusion of travelogue, social commentary and drinking guide" - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
A travelogue of all things Scottish -- the countryside, the islands, the cars, the boats, the towns, the foods, and especially the whisky; intertwined with an autobiography of Iain Banks and his drinking buddies and their ladies and their escapades -- also mingled in with a writer's history of his works and experiences in publication. Published in 2003, it was the only non-fiction work in his bibliography and the autobiographical sections of this book are all the more interesting, given his death this June 2013.