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Malt Whisky Year Book 2006

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Malt Whisky Year Book 2006

Postby Lawrence » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:22 pm

A new whisky year book! See the details at

http://www.maltwhiskyyearbook.com/writers.htm
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Postby Admiral » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:21 am

This looks interesting, Lawrence, but I'd not heard of it previously.

Is it more or less just a collection of writings and columns that the authors have had published during the year, or are they pieces written specifically for the book?

I daresay you'll have a copy of it before the week is out. Perhaps you could review it for us? :)

Cheers,
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:18 pm

I just received the email notification yesterday and had a quick look, and yes, I will be buying one. The more the merrier.

I'll let you know when it arrives, I suspect no sooner than the end of the month.
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BUY IT !!!!!

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:03 pm

A great read. No tasting notes. But great articles. Great distillery histories and details of current expressions. Great photos - past and present. Good value
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Postby Matt2 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:14 pm

Just in case you didn't realise you can buy it here...

http://www.whiskymag.com/store/
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Postby Jan » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:06 pm

Have just finished my copy - a great yearbook - provides a good overview of the year.

I especially liked the photos of the different bottlings - a well lighted and photographed bottle can be very beautiful, I think.

Lets hope the publishers will succeed i making this an annual publication.
:D

Cheers
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Postby MGillespie » Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:08 am

Just finished my copy as well, and will be referring to it often. It's a great resource guide as well as having some excellent articles. My only wish is that the editors would expand it to a "world whisky yearbook" and add the US and Canadian distilleries to the mix...

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Postby Frodo » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:59 am

MGillespie wrote:Just finished my copy as well, and will be referring to it often. It's a great resource guide as well as having some excellent articles. My only wish is that the editors would expand it to a "world whisky yearbook" and add the...Canadian distilleries to the mix...

Mark


Why Mark, I didn't know you drank whisky and cola...
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Postby Frodo » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:02 am

Seriously, there are some good things happening in the Cdn distillery scene. New micro-distilleries, new fronteirs being explored. Hopefully we'll see some good things within our lifetime (like John Hall's 40 creek whiskies & Alberta distillery).

Cheers!
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Postby MGillespie » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:46 pm

Frodo wrote:
MGillespie wrote:Just finished my copy as well, and will be referring to it often. It's a great resource guide as well as having some excellent articles. My only wish is that the editors would expand it to a "world whisky yearbook" and add the...Canadian distilleries to the mix...

Mark


Why Mark, I didn't know you drank whisky and cola...


Frodo, I'm shocked at you! I thought Canadians were supposed to be unfailingly polite! ;)

I do drink whisky and cola, just never at the same time...

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Postby WestVanDave » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:24 pm

Mark - on behalf of Frodo, all Canadians on this forum and the Dominion of Canada I would like to formally apologize for any inference that you would even consider drinking coke with your Whisky.

We beg your forgiveness for our brother's unbecoming conduct. It will be addressed and dealt with severely in true Canadian fashion...

(Prepare the wrist-slapper!!!) :wink:
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Postby MGillespie » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:36 pm

Aren't you being a little tough on him, Dave? The wrist-slapper? Amnesty International will have a fit! ;)

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Postby WestVanDave » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:11 pm

Thanks for your concern Mark - but Canadian wrist slappers use only the softest of feathers... unlike those dastardly weapons of torture made famous by the Monty Python Spanish Inquistion lot: "The Comfy Pillows" ... now that's torture befitting of a real crime (like chill filtering or adding ice to whisky!!!). :wink:

I can't even discuss the penalty for adding caramel to whisky!!!
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Postby MGillespie » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:21 pm

As long as they're really soft feathers...OK. I assume the feathers are nothing less than Canadian geese, of course? ;)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:07 pm

MGillespie wrote:Frodo, I'm shocked at you! I thought Canadians were supposed to be unfailingly polite!


Yeah, they all say "Excuse me" when cross-checking.

Mr Picky wants to know if you are referring specifically to Canada geese, or Canadian geese in general.
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Postby MGillespie » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:45 pm

I thought it was "excuse me, eh" when cross-checking...

And of course, I was referring to Canada geese, unless Mr. Picky is asking a trick question, in which case I would be referring to Canadian geese... ;)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:11 pm

I have just taken delivery of three books, all purchased through the Whisky Mag shop:

2006 Malt whisky yearbook
MJ's "Whisky - The definitive world guide"
MJ's latest "Companion"


I guess I now have lots of night-time reading.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:17 am

I am now in the process of reading the 2006 Yearbook and it is turning out some quite interesting articles and facts.
Two being very relevant to recent discussions on The Whisky Mag Forums:

1. The age of Laphroaig Quarter Cask malt.
2. The fact that Glenfarclas have been using Quarter Casks since at least the 1970's.

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:55 pm

WhiskyHammer wrote:I am now in the process of reading the 2006 Yearbook and it is turning out some quite interesting articles and facts.
Two being very relevant to recent discussions on The Whisky Mag Forums:

1. The age of Laphroaig Quarter Cask malt.
2. The fact that Glenfarclas have been using Quarter Casks since at least the 1970's.

WH


Okay so what is the age of Laphroaig QC?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:28 pm

5 Years old in normal casks and then finished in QCs for 7 months.

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Laphroaig quarter cask

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:47 pm

Ha! :D
And I was gently scoffed at for posting 5-6 years. Redemption is sweet, thank you Whisky Hammer! Musky Pete
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