The Aviators is a good read for the detail-oriented reader with a passion for history and personality. Groom did an amazing job researching his subjects and the result is a very satisfying portrayal of three very driven, talented and certainly lucky men. From their beginnings in various motorsports to military (or adventure) flying, each had a track from field to flight which echoed the others, and Groom points out the similarities as well as divergence of their fates and fortunes. I really enjoyed the view into the cockpit — of Lindbergh’s Spirit, Doolittle’s experimental windowless cockpit, Lindbergh’s biplane fighter. Highly recommended.
Single Malts - unpeated
Aberlour A'Bunadh + Followup
Balvenie DoubleWood 12
The Macallan 12
Single Malts - island/peated
Caol Ila 12
Whisky Blogs I Read
I have learned (and still learn) much from these tireless bloggers. They all have their characteristic take on the subject, and are not marketers. There are many others on the net, these just happen to be in my faves list.
My grandma would have called Jason a "character." Very honest reviews, usually with some off-the-wall take on things, which sometimes have to do with whisky.
For an enthusiastic but light-hearted take on the world of whisky -- with a huge scope (these 'Tassies' get around) -- check out the indefatigable Wafflers, Nick and Ted
Ralfy is a force of nature. He's gotten quite windy of late, but you cannot contest his encyclopedic knowledge. Ralfy
Sam's enthusiasm and energy is refreshing and fun. He has his own reviews and a selection of other blogs, so a good way to do a whisky blog buffet. W&W