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Rare Malts - Ulf Buxrud

Postby Lawrence » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:55 pm

Ulf Buxrud, a Keeper of the Quaich has a new book on whisky coming out officially at the end of October titled Rare Malts. Here is the link to pre order;

http://www.countrybooksdirect.com/produ ... c0ad2434a8
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:39 pm

Thankyou. :)
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Postby Mr Ellen » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:47 am

At last...This is for sure some interesting reading. It has been mentioned here at the Forum before:
http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3728

Look forward to receive my copy... :wink:

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Re: Rare Malts by Ulf Buxrud

Postby corbuso » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:11 pm

Lawrence wrote:Ulf Buxrud, a Keeper of the Quaich has a new book on whisky coming out officially at the end of October titled Rare Malts. Here is the link to pre order;

http://www.countrybooksdirect.com/produ ... c0ad2434a8


Just buy it through Amazon, they sell it for about £20 on preorder.


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Postby Lawrence » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:27 pm

Thanks Carbuso, I'll take a look,

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Postby Dubois » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:56 pm

Thanks for the info, looks promising...
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Postby MGillespie » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:52 am

Exchanged e-mails with Ulf today, and will be doing an interview with him for the show closer to his publication date...

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Postby Bullie » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:37 pm

I'm looking forward to buy myself a copy, and meeting the author, since he's attending the 'Smak av Whisky' festival in Malmö in October.

His webpage is a great source of whisky-information, and specially about different series of whisky. So this book is almost a must for me...
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Postby MGillespie » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:05 pm

Ulf talks about his new book, as well as the whisky scene in Sweden on the latest episode of WhiskyCast!

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Postby dram_time » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:18 pm

Sorry to drag this thread out again,

has this book been released yet?

06/NOV/2006

thanks,

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:31 pm

Is this guy the one that said some bad things about Mackmyra, his country's first, (and very good and respectable!!!) Single Swedish Malt Whisky??? Makes me wonder what other "opinions" and "ideas" he has!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:29 pm

To be quite honest I did not overly like the Mackmyra either.... so even though he will have people that disagree with him he will also have people that actually agree too :lol:
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:39 pm

Sure, to each their own. But your interpretation is quite a bit gentler and more professional than his irishwhiskeychaser. And I'm sure you'll give them another try when you get the opportunity to. But maybe I'm jumping the gun here, maybe he wasn't the one I recently heard gave them a bad review. Anyway, he must be quite a specialist in his own right I guess.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:46 am

I actually know nothing about the guy so I probably should not even comment. But if you want to send me a bottle of it I will drink it :lol:
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:48 am

I think it must be sold out here too, sorry! Keep trying!
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:43 am

The website says that it's supposed to be released this month, I will email Ulf and ask him. As for his whisky review I have not heard this before but he is very direct in his communication! :D

Here is a link with some more info on Ulf;

http://www.maltmadness.com/mm-ub.html
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Postby dram_time » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:45 pm

Doesn't seem to be released as yet. I have pre-orderd a copy, should be here in about three weeks???

will post here when the book gets here and i have looked through it.

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Postby dram_time » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:43 am

Received my copy yesterday, Tuesday. Have only had a quick glance through but looks like a great source of information not only on the Rare Malts bottles but there seems to be a fair bit about the distilleries too. The book also covers tasting whisky with lots of explanations of tastes (that’s where I’ll be going first!!) and the distilling process.

First impressions are, this is a great book.

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Postby corbuso » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:09 pm

dram_time wrote:Sorry to drag this thread out again,

has this book been released yet?

06/NOV/2006

thanks,

Dt.

Ordered via Amazon and received it last week already. Read the 2/3 so far:
Presentation excellent, photographs good, but could have been better. The text is interesting and provide some information difficult to get. Tasting notes: could be better. He describes the general character of the distillery. For distilleries like Brora where several versions were released, some heavily peated and some lightly peated, the tasting note can only be vaguely indicative.
Regarding the bottles, all (or almost) all the information provided in the book are available on his website.

I was expecting to find the number of bottles released for each bottling. Unfortunately, this was missing.

In conclusion, it is a nice to have book

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Postby kildalton » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:05 pm

I agree with Corbuso.
I have it and it's nice, not the best possible but really"nice to have"
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Postby vitara7 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:39 pm

yes this book has been released, its been on sale for about 3-4 weeks now, you can get it at amazon.com it really is a great book.
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Award Winner

Postby Wendy » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:46 pm

Announcement:

Ulf Buxrud's book, ' The Rare Malts' has won the 'Best Spirit Book in the World, 2006' award on April 7, 2007.

Congratulations, Mr. Buxrud!
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Re: Award Winner

Postby Iain » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:52 pm

Wendy wrote:Announcement:

Ulf Buxrud's book, ' The Rare Malts' has won the 'Best Spirit Book in the World, 2006' award on April 7, 2007.

Congratulations, Mr. Buxrud!


Can you say who awards this prize Wendy? Is it the one that Helen Arthur won a few years back?
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Postby hpulley » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:17 pm

It appears to be the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: http://www.finalist.cookbookfair.com/ht ... book_.html The final results have not been announced on the web page yet though I did see an article in Swedish which I don't read but which I think said something to the effect of Ulf having won, if it says what I think it says: http://sydsvenskan.se/nojen/article230126.ece

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:43 pm

Yes, as Wendy said he has won, he emailed us from Beijing. He won for Best Drinks Book in the World. Well deserved, it's a great book.
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Postby Wendy » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:47 pm

Thank you Harry for finding that missing piece of information. An additional bit of information that was in the email Lawrence has mentioned was that Michael Jackson won the award last year for, Whisky, The Definitive World Guide. It was also noted that more than 6,000 books from 60 plus countries had been entered in this year's competition.

Sorry Iain, I don't know if it is the same award that Helen Arthur had won. Maybe someone else will be able to provide that answer.

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Postby Iain » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:16 am

hpulley wrote:It appears to be the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: http://www.finalist.cookbookfair.com/ht ... book_.html The final results have not been announced on the web page yet though I did see an article in Swedish which I don't read but which I think said something to the effect of Ulf having won, if it says what I think it says: http://sydsvenskan.se/nojen/article230126.ece

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Thanks for the link Harry - I've copied the list of winners below. It was indeed the award Helen Arthur won.

The list of winners might raise a few eyebrows, when you think of all the great whisky (and other) books that have appeared since 2000. But that's bound to be the case when a panel announces "best in the world" awards!

1999 Sweden – Urban Laurin – Cognac (ICA)

2000 UK – Helen Arthur – Whisky (Apple)

2001 Norway – Toralf Bolgen – Cognac (Gyldendal)

2002 Sweden – Jimmy Olson – Beer (Jimson)

2003 Australia – Hayden Wood – Cocktails (Drink)

2004 UK – Nicolas Faith – Cognac (Mitchell Beazley)

2005 US – Kyle Jarrard – Cognac (John Wiley)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:28 am

Congratulations to Ulf!
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Postby TheLaddie » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:44 am

Well done Ulf. A very enjoyable and informative book.
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Re: Rare Malts - Ulf Buxrud

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:22 pm

A bit late to the party, so to speak, but I was given this book for Christmas and have found it to be an engrossing read. It is indeed a nice tome to simply hold and flick through.
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Re: Rare Malts - Ulf Buxrud

Postby jmrl » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:48 pm

I found the book a welcome addition. Especially the focus given to each distillery's history and details. I have plenty books on whisky and draw on other sources to inform my understaning but found lots of new facts and figures here. Pretty much for the dedicated whisky lover (us) but too heavy and detailed for your average Dad at Christmas. As far as winning prizes: I find judges are seldom feet on the ground consumers whose opinion is perhaps valid amongst themselves, although I expect in-bickering to be common. For one opinion of what is the BEST SPIRIT IN THE WORLD to be taken as a statement of fact is daft and dangerous (because of how influencial). Of course I respect the experience many commenters have and will bow to their wisdom - when it is proven.

Tasting notes are cobblers. Let me know if it is peaty, sherried or obviously old, permutations of this or none of the above. Otherwise make me laugh with funny associations. To write a paragraph about what YOU taste is meaningless if you are trying to describe a flavour objectively for reference of others. That said if you empathise with a certain cristic's tastes then that can be helpful.

Rant over.
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Re: Rare Malts - Ulf Buxrud

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:50 pm

It's also meant that I know a few more Gaelic words than I did before...not bad coming from a Norwegian/Swede...

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