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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:06 pm

Aidan wrote: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.


Or leave little presents of bottles of whiskey in pubs for punters ...

Any news back on that Aidan??

The Truths on Whisky is the one by the the Irish big four ....

Should be interesting .... Ireland was the biggest importer of Prune Juice in the British Empire and they reckon the majority of it was used to flavour silent spirit to make it palatable. A real thorn in the side for the ligit distillers like Jameson and Powers.

Really looking forward to reading it....
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:09 pm

Yes, got my whiskey back... thankfully.

Now we're the biggest banana "manufacturers" in Europe.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:39 pm

Aidan wrote:Yes, got my whiskey back... thankfully.

Now we're the biggest banana "manufacturers" in Europe.



How have we gone from biggest Exporters to Manufacturers :o

It's amazing that Fyffes is that big. But firstly how do you manufacture a Banana and secondly how do you export something that you have to import in th first place :roll:

I suppose it's the plastic bag around them :P
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:48 pm

It's a technical term that has something to do with taxation, or somehthing like that.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:21 pm

I have high hopes that we'll do Truths About Whisky very soon.

We need just 5 more orders and the Dutch magazine WhiskyEtc just gave Classic Expressions a big write up which has to help. Dutch people care about these things!
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:24 am

Ian Buxton wrote:I have high hopes that we'll do Truths About Whisky very soon.

We need just 5 more orders and the Dutch magazine WhiskyEtc just gave Classic Expressions a big write up which has to help. Dutch people care about these things!



Great to hear Ian..... I can't wait ... we I can but you know what I mean :wink:
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:40 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
Ian Buxton wrote:I have high hopes that we'll do Truths About Whisky very soon.

We need just 5 more orders and the Dutch magazine WhiskyEtc just gave Classic Expressions a big write up which has to help. Dutch people care about these things!



Great to hear Ian..... I can't wait ... we I can but you know what I mean :wink:



Just 3 more pre-sales needed ......... so close yet so far away :headbang:
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:58 pm

It's happening. We'll build it and they will come!
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:50 am

I was waiting until it got to the last one (75 - the one I wanted) and I've just ordered it.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Aidan » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:58 am

Excellent. Can't wait for it now. I'll have to learn to read.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Aidan wrote:Excellent. Can't wait for it now. I'll have to learn to read.

John


Are there no pictures???

*cancels order.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:39 pm

4 days short of a year that took to get the pre-orders.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:54 pm

Just as well that I am very patient! And that my loyal customers are equally ready to wait.

Still, great whisky takes longer than that to mature. Now all we have to do is write the Introduction, prepare the final artwork, proof the books, print them, pack them for despatch, check the mailing list, check it again and get the first orders in the post.
Perhaps by April 2009! (Just kidding.)

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:03 pm

Ian Buxton wrote:Just as well that I am very patient! And that my loyal customers are equally ready to wait.

Still, great whisky takes longer than that to mature. Now all we have to do is write the Introduction, prepare the final artwork, proof the books, print them, pack them for despatch, check the mailing list, check it again and get the first orders in the post.
Perhaps by April 2009! (Just kidding.)

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Nice. It might arrive with my Corryvreckan, then.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:04 pm

Actually, there are 4 very nice pictures in the book.

Anyway, I've got your money now!
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby cathach » Fri May 30, 2008 2:05 pm

Any more word on when Truths about Whiskey will be ready??
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri May 30, 2008 2:27 pm

I would imagine it will take a couple months. Maybe end of June if we are lucky.

looking forward to this now :thumbsup:
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby cathach » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:40 am

Any updates at all then on "Truths About Whiskey", just curious as Ian said his printer had gone out of business :shock: that could never be so!!
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:24 pm

Delays, problems - we've had 'em all with this book. Latest thing is the guy who did the scans (not the printer, there are loads of them) shut down without telling us and hasn't sent the scans yet (which we've paid for).
But we WILL get it sorted out and it WILL be done. Promise.
After all, we've waited since 1878 so I don't suppose another few weeks will make all that much difference.

Annoying though, and I apologise to my patient and long-suffering customers.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:24 pm

Yes, sorry about that, but pre-payment is the only way we're going to get this done - it's not really a commercially viable project. Yes, we get your money in advance but you do get a (small) discount, your name in the book and an incredible sense of having done a fine and noble thing.

Neil Wilson (co-partner on this) and myself haven't had any salary or profit out of Classic Expressions, just expenses and an excuse to buy rare copies of nice books! We may eventually make a few quid, but nothing that relates to the time it has taken to organise this and we'll both be very old.
I like to think of it as more of a community thing; a labour of love, if you will. Call me self-deluding. Mrs B frequently does.

If just a few more people were interested in these lovely old books we'd get them published much faster. As few as 20 more orders on the outstanding publications would make an incredible difference.

Of course, I want to stress that if anyone feels they've waited too long any money paid will be refunded immediately and without question. (Though we reserve the right to stick pins in a doll.)

Have sent PM to Collector 57.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:16 pm

No, thank you for your patience and understanding.

It's very frustrating, I know. Neil and me feel just the same.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby DavidH » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:26 pm

The whole process of scanning and printing sounds fascinating. I certainly wouldn't mind hearing more of the blow-by-blow.

As for the delay, there was no time frame when I signed up for this book so I had no expectations to disappoint. It's a great project and Ian is a very visible and upstanding member of the whiskey community so I have no concerns. :thumbsup:
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby cathach » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:34 am

Hi Ian,
Thanks for the update and like DavidH says both you and Neil do what you say on the tin with the titles; no problems here :thumbsup:
It's great to have a good book and better to have a good book printed and bound well.







Besides i would only have spent the money on drink anyway....................oh wait :empty:
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:29 am

Hi DavidH & Cathach (and everyone who has ordered so far)

Just to say thanks very much for the vote of confidence which is very much appreciated.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Pure Pot Head » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi, just recently came to this site. I've just put in an order for Truths About Whisky."

Is this still in supply? Will it arrive???

I've only just noticed that the dates of the posts go back a bit.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:47 pm

Hi,
Yes it's still available (when any of the titles sell out - I should live that long - we'll immediately delete them). I have just processed an order for a Dublin address, so I guess that's you. Thanks. If you like it, tell your friends.

On another front, good news folks - the Nettleton reprint is at the printers now! It should be shipped later this month when we collect the money. Please note - no advance payments were requested on this one and the Founder Subscribers got a bigger than normal discount.

You probably can say fairer than that but right now I can't think what that would be, so I'm off for a quick gin and tonic.

Oops.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Pure Pot Head » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:52 pm

Hi Ian

Pure Pot Head here again. Do you know if it's easy to get hold of the Commision on Potable Spirits books from 1908?


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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:57 pm

Do you mean the Royal Commission on Whiskey ("What is whisky?")?
I have only ever seen 1 copy, that was ages ago.

I don't think it's ever been reprinted.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Pure Pot Head » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Hi Ian

I actually have the full report Vols 1 & 2 in my possession at the moment but unfortunately they are just on loan and will someday have to be returned.

I managed to buy a version of Vol Two for €100 but it has no cover etc. and Vol 1 is the more interesting I think. The lack of cover isn't that inmportant to me as it's the content that I'm really interested in. And what stunning material. It seems just about every great whiskey producer from Scotland and Ireland give fascinating statements with regard to what defines whiskey. The Dewars, the Smiths, The Grants, the Walkers etc are all there from Scotland. The Powers, The Jameson's and The Roe's from Dublin are all represented. From France the Hennessey and Martells give testimony and numerous others. It must be the most amazing discussion on the nature of whiskey ever, full of conflicting views and incredible insights.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:10 pm

Photocopy them now while you have the chance!
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby jmrl » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:57 pm

Nettleton has arrived.

Well done Ian, this is truely a must for anybody serious about whisky books. On a par with Barnard.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:12 pm

Ah, thank you.
We (not very modestly) think it's the best yet. And great value.
OK, it's £99 + shipping (you would have saved £20 if you'd pre-ordered) but rarer than hen's teeth and highly sought after.
We've had quite a few distillers (real, actual distillers) buy this already.

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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby cathach » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:45 pm

Once again Ian, a great publication. i look forward to spending many hours with it.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby Ian Buxton » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:55 am

Thank you.
If you are feeling flush there is a very lovely hand-made leather edition (25 copies only) that is totally stunning. Completely personalised for the owner and individually bound by hand. £399 inc delivery.
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Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:06 pm

Looks amazing Ian ... I drool but unfortunately can't afford the regular reprint never mind that one
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