This is the original edition published by the long departed Jupiter Books in 1977. The author, Allen Andrews, who died in September, 1984 was born in 1913 and was educated at Bancroft School and St. John’s College, Oxford. He was a prolific writer and many of his books were translated into other languages
As well as a general introduction to the whisky aristocracy, The Whisky Barons gives us well crafted essays portraying the key Scottish distillers/blenders including James Buchanan, Tommy Dewar, James Stevenson (the man behind Johnnie Walker) and Peter Mackie of White Horse fame – and the principals of the London wine and spirits merchants, Berry Brothers and Rudd, who contributed so much to the ascendency of Scotch in the US market. There are some particularly lusty insights into the Prohibition era. Not a heavy volume, but a very informative one.