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Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:55 pm

Blowing my own trumpet here and naked self interest, but I have been working with Neil Wilson to reprint rare and expensive classic whisky books and the web site has just gone live. All details at

[b]http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk

Hope you like it
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:49 pm

Glad to see you here Ian, I read about your new projects in the Scotch Whisky Review and am glad to see the website live. I've ordered a copy of Reminiscences of a Gauger, I'm sure you exceed 100 copies.

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Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:03 pm

Fantastic! Thank you. Tell your friends!
I am sure you will enjoy the book. It is a lovely little thing.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:41 pm

Wishing you the best of luck in this worthy endeavour.

Regards Adrian
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Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:50 pm

Adrian
Many thanks indeed.
Remember to order early to get the lowest and most collectable numbers - and then tell your friends.
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rare Aeneas MacDonald edition for sale

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:51 pm

Just to say that I have tracked down a copy of the very, very rare Henry & Longwell USA edition of Aeneas MacDonald's "WHISKY" from 1930 that I am selling on eBay - item # 190046222881 These are very hard to find.

I already have a copy, otherwise wild horses wouldn't persuade me to part with this one. 8)
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Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:32 pm

An update on the Classic Expressions reprint project.

We've done our sums again and we can, by reducing the edition size to 300, get away with an initial order of 75. As you have immediately realised, the reduced print run makes the books rarer and more collectable. :wink:
We're up in the 60s now, so this is going to happen. If you want to write your name in whisky history, now is the time to strike.
Check it out at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:14 pm

10 more orders to go for each before 'Reminiscences of a Gauger' & 'Smuggling in the Highlands' goes into print.

It's been a bit of a wait but hopefully this will come to pass......

Anymore takers out there as I'm waiting for mine :cry:
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Postby Ian Buxton » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:58 pm

Hi, Yes it has been frustrating and we appreciate the patience of the early supporters. Actually, we have one or two trade orders up our sleeve and, though the margin isn't as good on those (obviously, they need a profit) they should be enough to take us over the magic break point and get going.
Neil has recently been improving the spec slightly and we are thinking about the next project as well, so I am confident we'll see these two grand old books out in print again very soon.

And again, really, thank you everyone for the support. If you haven't ordered, get over to http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk to save £5 on the launch price AND write your name in whisky history. :)

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:39 am

Just been to the Classic Expressions site and they have exceeded the 75 book total to get the print run under way.

All I can say id Whoooo hooooo

Probably will be a while yet comming though as I believe it still has to go to the printers. At least the wheels will be in motion soon though 8)
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Delivery Date Announced

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:42 pm

Just to say that we've heard from the printers and we expect to start shipping the Founder Subscribers' copies in early May.

Thank you all for your support and patience.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:59 pm

Wooo Hooo .... :D

That's excellent news 8)

Looking forward to it Ian
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:28 pm

good stuff
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue May 29, 2007 11:57 am

4 more possible publications from Ian and Co.

Now open for founding member pre-subscriptions.

Truths About Whisky (1878)

The big Whisky debate(“The Growth of Silent Spirit into Sham Whisky”, “Grogging” and “Whisky Frauds”.) of the time and insigths on the 'Big 4' in Dublin (The worlds biggest distilleries at the time.

Notes on Alcohol in Brandy, Whisky and Rum (1904). Sir Walter Gilbey.

Dalmore Distillery Pamphlet (c1890)
The first of the Alfred Barnard "Distillery Pamphlet" series

Across Country
From Thonon to Trent: Rambles and Scrambles in Switzerland and the Tyrol

(1865)


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http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/Forthcoming.php
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue May 29, 2007 12:18 pm

Thanks for the update irishwhiskeychaser! Really great what Ian Buxton and his gang are doing!!
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latest update

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:32 am

Hi
Latest news is, that after some "issues" with the printer, we actually have the books and Neil expects to start shipping them from Monday 4 June (he drew the short straw).
Sorry about all the delay - it will be worth it in the end!
The 4 new titles are really nice (3 about whisky; 1 is a classic mountaineering book we were talked into doing - "because it's there", as they say).

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Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:34 pm

THAT'S IT!! The Founder Subscribers' copies of the first two books have actually left the building. Thanks for your patience.

Now check out our Forthcoming Titles.

Ian :mrgreen:
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:52 pm

Wonderful News Ian . Really looking forward to the day the postman comes knocking on the door with it.... with the weather we're having it will be great for a read in the back garden of an evening with a dram in hand....
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:03 pm

yes, me too, I'm sure it's been worth the wait.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:15 pm

I am now the proud owner of......


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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:21 am

Mine arrived today also, #5 of 300

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:47 am

Lawrence wrote:Mine arrived today also, #5 of 300

:D


I'm right beside you at #6 .... quite cool really 8)
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Postby Ian Buxton » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:41 pm

But why isn't your CD in the nice picture?

:)

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:02 am

Ian Buxton wrote:But why isn't your CD in the nice picture?

:)

Ian


You won't believe how thick I was .....

I was going to have the CD-Rom in the picture but misplaced it after 5 minutes of getting it delivered :headbang:

A rather bad reflection on the state of my desk at the time :oops:

Anyway no panic I found it again later but post pic :roll:
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Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:08 am

You should see the state of this desk...and the shelves...and the floor. It's a disgrace. A wonder that I ever actually get anything done (as Mrs B helpfully reminds me from time to time). Still, odd bottles turn up from time to time amongst the general detritus - which is nice.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:24 pm

Ian, I think you and I share a desk...is that you under there?
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Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:30 pm

(distant feeble cry) .. heeelp!....
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:46 pm

Anybody else want to get their name in the book .... yes I'm trying to hurry up my edition :oops: :oops:

50 gone 25 to go ...

http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/truths.php
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:20 am

Morning all,
Yes, there has been a sudden spurt of interest, especially in Truths about Whisky (some Irish book collectors seem to have found our site) which is great.
I'm sure we'll get over the magic 75 mark with these ones.

Slowest selling so far is Sir Walter Gilbey's Notes on Alcohol, which is a shame because it's actually very interesting. If you haven't ordered, take a look at this. No-one knows this little book, because it's so rare - maybe that's why orders are a little slow. It really would be a great addition to a whisky library.

We will do the Nettleton next - but in 2008 after we get the current 3 off the launch pad. I am discussing with a very eminent former Professor of Distilling and authority on malting etc to write the Introduction.

Check us out at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/Forthcoming.php

End of commercial (sorry, that should read "progress report and update").

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:39 pm

We're crawling slowly towards the target!
:roll:

Tell your Irish whiskey friends in particular what we're doing. Then we might eventually get this lovely little book printed.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:41 pm

Yes.

So buy some! (Xmas is coming up. You deserve it).

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted - Latest News

Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:26 pm

The latest news is that we have 65 firm orders for Truths About Whisky, so this is looking very good.
We have a few small quality improvements in mind and this book has 4 rather lovely fold-out illustrations which have to be mounted in the book by hand so it pushes the production costs up, to the extent that we really do need all 75 pre-orders. It will be printed and finished in either Poland or China, such is the global economy in which we now live.

If you can help us get over the finish line, you get a £5 discount AND your name printed in the front, so if you haven't ordered yet now might be a very good time! Or tell your friends, especially if they're interested in Irish whiskey.
Read all about it at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/truths.php

This is a very lovely and historically interesting book that would grace any library and inform any enthusiast.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:55 pm

69 out of 75 now sold just 6 more and I can have my 'Truths about Whiskey'

:angel:

http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk/truths.php
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:48 am

I signed up for one of these, but I'm not sure which one. I am not very good at keeping records. Maybe it's The Truth About Whisky...
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:59 am

Thanks. I hope I've signed up for this one. It's like something I'd do... I have e-mailed them to see if I'm already on board.
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