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Postby r900p » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:16 pm

I have recently started a collection of books, which some of you have helped me with, especially where to buy. I though i'd share with you what i now have.

1. Scotch, the whisky of scotland in fact and fiction, sir robert bruce lockhart.
2. scotch whisky, david daiches
3. the scotch whisky book, tom bruce-gardyne
4. Unique distilleries of scotland an ireland
5. whisky bible 2004
6. malt whisky companion, michael jackson
7.peat, smoke and spirit, andrew jefford
8.the whisky treasurey, wlater schobart

Thanks again for all your help,

Rob
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Postby Jan » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:57 pm

What a great idea. :D

I do not collect books, but I do love to read about the golden drops and thus I have purchased one or two books over time;

Handbook of Whisky (David Broom)
Malt Whisky (Charles MacLean)
Malt Whisky Companion 5th edition (Michael Jackson)
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2006
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2007
Miscellany of Whisky (Charles MacLean)
Peat, Smoke And Spirit (Andrew Jefford)
Scotch Whisky (Charles MacLean)
Still Going Strong - A History of Scotch Whisky Advertising (John Hughes)
The Distilleries of Campeltown. (David Stirk)
The Island Whisky Trail (Neil Wilson)
The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom (Alfred Barnard)
The Whisky Men (Gavin Smith)
Whisky (Michael Jackson) (Danish edition)
Whisky Bible 2006 (Murray)
Whisky Bible 2007(Murray)
Whisky Classified (David Wishart)
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby corbuso » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:16 am

r900p wrote:I have recently started a collection of books, which some of you have helped me with, especially where to buy. I though i'd share with you what i now have.

1. Scotch, the whisky of scotland in fact and fiction, sir robert bruce lockhart.
2. scotch whisky, david daiches
3. the scotch whisky book, tom bruce-gardyne
4. Unique distilleries of scotland an ireland
5. whisky bible 2004
6. malt whisky companion, michael jackson
7.peat, smoke and spirit, andrew jefford
8.the whisky treasurey, wlater schobart

Thanks again for all your help,

Rob


Hi Rob,
The books that I have read so far are listed at the following URL:
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/literature.html

I buy my books via amazon and have always a look at the shelves in the whiskyshops. At Gordon & MacPhails in Elgin, they have a selection of interesting books.
I am not a book collector, but try more to read everything which is published on Whisky.

Cheers

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Postby martin grant » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:34 pm

Good idea for a thread Rob,
So far I've only got a few books about whisky. I'd love to hear some suggestions about what I should be reading next. Currently I have on my shelves:

Whisky Bible 2006
Whisky Bible 2007
Handbook of Whisky - Dave Broom
Malt Whisky Companion - Michael Jackson
The Whisky Companion - Tom Quinn
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Postby Ian Buxton » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:28 pm

There are some interesting, rare old books that should be in any collection. These include:
Alfred Barnard - The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. Now £2,500 for an original edition but plenty of reprints. Usually one turns up on eBay every few days! He also did some little promotional pamphlets on various distilleries after this. If you ever see one, saw off your arm to get it.
Jameson et al - Truths About Whisky. Dublin, 1887. Desperately rare. Gorgeous plates.
Aeneas MacDonald - Whisky. Edinburgh, 1930. The first modern book about whisky. 1st edition rare - £150+ but did I mention that Canongate published a facsimile last year for £9.99 (less on Amazon), edited by yours truly?
The original edition of the promotional book about The Glenlivet dates from 1924 and is very nice if you can find one. Lots of reprints on eBay.
Also look out for the 1935 book about North British Distillery (lovely plates); anything by Nettleton (late Victorian technical books on distilling and brewing) and William Birnie's The Distillation of Highland Malt Whisky. In fact, I'm in the market for that if anyone knows of a copy for sale...
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Postby Bullie » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:19 am

Got some nice books to read at home :) :

Whisky - M. Jackson
The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom - A. Barnard
Whisky, A liquid history - C. MacLean
Skotsk Whisky - P. Ellsberger
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2007
Complete guide to single malt scotch 5:th edt. - M. Jackson
The scottish whisky distilleries - M. Udo
The Whisky Barons - A. Andrews
A to Z of whisky - G. D. Smith
The Highland Whisky smugglers - S. Sillet
Scotch missed, Scotland's lost distilleries - B. Townsend
Enjoying Scotch Whisky - P. Caldenby
Peat, Smoke and Spirit - A. Jefford
Scotch Whisky - D. Daiches
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Postby les taylor » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:12 am

What has not been metioned is the whisky magazine itself. From its inception it certainly has covered a mulitude of topics.

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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby Bullie » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:38 pm

corbuso wrote:The books that I have read so far are listed at the following URL:
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/literature.html

Corbuso


Nice collection of books there Corbuso! I've got to get that Scotch: The whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story by Sir Robert B. Lockhart, 7th Ed. Neil Wilson Publisher. It has been sold out every time I've tried to get it.

And also, when I can afford it, Inge Russells book. It has been recommended to me by several people in the business.
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby corbuso » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:56 pm

Bullie wrote:
corbuso wrote:The books that I have read so far are listed at the following URL:
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/literature.html

Corbuso


Nice collection of books there Corbuso! I've got to get that Scotch: The whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story by Sir Robert B. Lockhart, 7th Ed. Neil Wilson Publisher. It has been sold out every time I've tried to get it.

And also, when I can afford it, Inge Russells book. It has been recommended to me by several people in the business.


You can't get hold on the Book of Lockhart?
If you are interested, just send me a PM. I made once a mistake with an order and I have two copies, including one new that I sell it to you, if you are interested.
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:25 am

On my shelf I have:

Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion: All 5 editions
David Wisheart: Whisky Classified
Martin Green and Malcoln Greenwood: Collecting Malt Whisky 2003
Charles McLean: Whisky Tales
Michael Jackson: Whisky, a world guide
Ulf Buxrud: Rare Malts
Andrew Jefford: Peat Smoke and Spirit
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2006
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2007
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2007

And now I have no room to hang my anorak...
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:51 pm

My collection (in no particular order):

Scotland and its Whiskies: Michael Jackson
The Malt Whisky Cellar Book: Neil Wilson
Scots on Scotch: Edited by Phillip Hills
The Malt Whisky File (2000); Robin Tucek & John Lamond
Malt Whisky Companion (4th Edition): Michael Jackson
Whisky Bible (2004): Jim Murray How did that get in there!
The original Malt Whisky Almanac: Wallace Milroy
Scotch Whisky; Its Past and Present: David Daiches
Scotch Whisky: Charles Maclean
Scotch Whisky; A Liquid History: Charles Maclean
Appreciating Whisky: Phillip Hills
Handbook of Whisky: Dave Broom
Malt Whisky: Charles Maclean
Miscellany of Whisky: Charles Maclean
The Whisky Barons: Allen Andrews
A Nip Around the World: Malcolm Greenwood
Peat Smoke and Spirit: Andrew Jefford
Polly; The True Story Behind Whisky Galore: Roger Hutchinson
Still Going Strong; a history of Scotch Whisky Advertising: John Hughes
The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom: Alfred Barnard
The Whisky Men: Gavin D. Smith
A Ramble Round the Globe Revisited: Malcolm Greenwood
A Double Scotch: F. Paul Pacult
Scotch Missed; Scotland's Lost Distilleries: Brian Townsend
Whisky: Aeneas MacDonald
Whisky Tales: Charles Maclean

Plus a back catalogue of Whisky Magazines and Scotch Whisky Reviews.

I never realised I had so many!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:23 pm

Thanks to SMTV as mentioned here: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5510

My little collection which previously comprised:
"Whisky Talk" by Andrew Jones
3 different editions of MJ's "Malt Whisky"
The Glenmorangie Malt Trail
"Collecting Malt Whisky" Martin Green
"The definitive guide to buying vintage Macallan"
"Whisky - The definitive guide" by MJ
"Malt whisky yearbook 2006"

Has just been swelled by the inclusion of:
"Malt Whisky"
"Scotch whisky - A liquid history"
"MacLean's miscellany of whisky"
"Scotch whisky" pocket book

all by Charles MacLean.

That's my little whisky library,
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:55 pm

Reminiscences of a Gauger - Joseph Pacy Original 1sT edition Printed 1873 by Tomlinsons and Whiles :shock:

Notes from a Cellar book - George Saintsbury -3rd Edition printed 1921 Macmillan

The whiskies of Scotland - R J S McDowall HB 1st edition plus DJ printed 1967 John Murray

Scotch Whisky- David Daiches HB/DJ 3rd impression printed 1976 Andre Deutsch

Whisky Galore - Compton Mackenzie - 1st Edition plus DJ printed 1947 Chatto and Windus

Also 3rd Impression 1949 plus DJ

Scotch -Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart - 1st edition published 1951 - Puttnam

Alfred Barnard - Whisky distilleries of the UK 3 copies

Rasch Edition - Printed 2000
Birlinn Edition - Printed 2003
David and Charles edition - Printed 1969

SCOTLANDS MALT WHISKIES - John Wilson, PB, Famedram 1974 2nd edition

Lets collect scotch whisky - David Daiches PB, Printed Jarrold 1981

Scotch whisky questions and answers - PB printed scotch whisky association 1st edition 1967

Scotch Whisky - J Marshall Robb HB 1st Edion published 1951 EP DUTTON


Scweppes guide to Scotch - Philip Morrice Printed Alphabooks 1983 two copies of 1st edition with DJ (both DJ's have a very small difference)

Pride of Perth - Jack House 2 copies

1st Edition HB, DJ plus personal letter signed from Raymond Miquel as Chairman to a A Morrision company in Elgin

also Paperback copy 1986

The best Collection of Malt - Published 1999 Valentino Zagatti

A guide to scotch whisky - Michael Brander Paperback published 1975 Johnston and Bacon

Scotch Whisky ditilleries - Paperback - Misako Udo

Rare Malts - Alf Buxrud HB/DJ

A nip around the world -Malcolm Greenwood PB 1997 NWP

The whisky distilleries of Scotland - Alfred Barnard PB, published Famedram

Whisky - Aeneus McDonald - Reprint Canongate 2006

A taste of Scotch - Derek Cooper HB/DJ 1st ed. 1989 Andre deutsch

The lost distilleries of Ireland -Brian Townsend HB/DJ published NWP 1st edition 1997

Scotch Missed:The lost distilleries of Scotland -Brian Townsend HB/DJ published NWP 1st edition 1993

Whisky tales - Charles Maclean , HB/DJ 1st ed 2006

Peat , smoke and spirit - Andrew Jefford HB/DJ,1st ed. published 2004 Headline

Scotch whisky book - Mark Skipworth HB/DJ 2ND IMPRESSION 1987 Lomond

The island whisky trail - Neil Wilson published 2003 Angels share

Spirit of adventure -Tom Morton PB 2ND EDITION 1993 MAINSTREAM

The single malt companion - Helen arthur PB Published Apple 2004

Scotch Whisky a liquid history - Charles Maclean 2nd edition printed 2005 Cassell


Still going strong , scotch advertising - John Hughes PB 1ST ED. PUBLISHED 2005 TEMPUS

Still life with bottle - Ralph Steadman HB/DJ1st ed. printed 1994 EBURY

The world guide to whisky - Michael Jackson HB/DJ Reprint 1992 DK books

PLUS A PILE OF OTHERS UP IN THE LOFT :shock:
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby les taylor » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:35 pm

Nick they could be 3 doors up the road. Your neighbour might have them. :wink:
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:43 pm

not many:

Malt Whisky Companion (3rd Edition): Michael Jackson
Malt Whisky Companion (4th Edition): Michael Jackson
Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch (5th Edition): Michael Jackson
Whisky Bible 2005: Jim Murray
Whisky Bible 2008: Jim Murray
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2008

Happy beverage reading.

cheers,
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:01 pm

Collector57 wrote:Scotch Missed - Townsend
A-Z of whisky - Smith
Whisky and Scotland - Gunn
The Malt Whisky File - Lamond & Tucek
Malt Whisky - Nown
Rare Malts - Buxrud
Complete Book of Whisky - Murray
World Guide to Whisky - Jackson
Scotch Whisky Book - Skipworth
Malt Whisky - MacLean
The Scotch Whisky Distilleries - Misako Udo
Malt Whisky Companion - Jackson
Whisky - The Definitive World Guide - Jackson
Wort, Worms and Washbacks - McDougall & Smith
Original Guide to Scotch Whisky - Brander
Whisky Talk - Jones
Malt Whisky Almanac - Milroy
Scotch Whisky - Pockt Guide - MacLean
Description of the Western Isles of Scotland c. 1695 - Martin
Collecting Malt Whisky - Green & Greenwood
The Malt Whisky Distilleries - Barnard

There are some more stashed away somewhere...



Collector 57 Whats the Description of the Western Isles like for whisky content/interest?
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby Ian Buxton » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:03 am

Reminiscences of a Gauger - Joseph Pacy Original 1sT edition Printed 1873 by Tomlinsons and Whiles

in Whiskyhibby's collection. Now that is a rare book!
And a Hibs supporter into the bargain.

Perhaps you and I are the only two Hibs supporters on the planet with a 1st edition of this book. What are the chances of that?
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby DavidH » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:49 pm

I don't collect books on whiskey (I went down that road on another obsession of mine and I just don't have any more shelf space). I have perused the holdings of the National Library, my old university library and my local library and if they have a copy I can refer to that's good enough for me.

But I do have some books that I like to have close by for quick reference or because they are jam-packed with good info.

I also tried to buy a copy of Barnard but didn't succeed. It's an important book but its contents are on the internet so I don't feel its lack too badly.

OK, my collection:

  • 1000 Years of Irish Whiskey, Malachy Magee
  • Industrial Ireland 1750-1930, Colin Rynne (a mammoth work that includes lots of info on defunct distilleries, maltings, etc.)
  • Irish Whiskey, A history of distilling in Ireland, E.B. McGuire
  • The Lost Distilleries of Ireland, Brian Townsend
  • Whisky - Technology, Production and Marketing, Inge Russell
  • Whiskey Bible 2008, Jim Murray
  • Whiskey, The Definitive World Guide, Michael Jackson

If I buy books on whiskey, there needs to be an Irish angle but I have ended up with a couple on Scotch exclusively:

  • Scotch Whisky, Charles Maclean (given to me at a Vinopolis whiskey class)
  • The Original Guide to Scotch Whisky, Michael Brander (a gift from someone who knew I had an interest in whiskey and saw it in a bargain heap)
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:16 pm

Industrial Ireland 1750-1930 sounds interesting David. Thanks for the heads up, must get myself a copy :thumbsup:

The Whisky distilleries of the UK by Alfred Barnard has been reprinted this year (I think)


I have a few but the only value is the pleasure of reading them and the information learned....

1000 Years of Irish Whiskey (Malachy Magee)
Classic Irish Whiskey (Jim Murray)
Locke's Distillery: A History (Andrew Bielenberg)
The Lost Distilleries of Ireland (Brian Townsend)
Spirit of the Age The Story of Old Bushmills (Alf McCreary)
The Whiskey's of Ireland (Peter Mulryan)

Enjoying Malt Whisky (Par Caldenby)
Reminiscences of a Gauger (Joseph Pacy) (Classic Expressions Reprint)
Scotch Whisky (Charles Maclean)
The Complete Guide to Whiskey (Jim Murray)
The World Whiskey Guide (Jim Murray)
The World Book of Whisky (Brian Murphy)
The Whiskey Bible 2004 (Jim Murray)
The Whiskey Bible 2005 (Jim Murray)
The Whiskey Bible 2006 (Jim Murray)
The Whiskey Bible 2007 (Jim Murray)
Whisky (Michael Jackson)
Whisky (Aeneas Mac Donald)
Whisky (Collins Pocket book)
Whisky Galore (Compton MacKenzie)

And on the way hopefully soon

Truths About Whisky (Classic Expressions Reprint)
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby DavidH » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:48 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Industrial Ireland 1750-1930 sounds interest David. Thanks for the heads up, must get myself a copy

I think I got mine in Hodges.

The Whisky distilleries of the UK by Alfred Barnard has been reprinted this year (I think)

Hey, you are right! I have an Amazon voucher too so that sorts that. Cheers!

And on the way hopefully soon
Truths About Whisky (Classic Expressions Reprint)

Oh yes, I'm looking forward to that too. The National Library copy has been lost so I haven't seen it.
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby whiskyhibby » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:14 pm

Ian

I think you could be right!!

It is a very rare book, picked mines up a few years ago

As for the Hibs well, once again one of the few pleasures in life :D
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Re: Whats in your collection?

Postby Ian Buxton » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:25 pm

Watching Hibs a pleasure?

You must watch different games from me! Their ability to frustrate is uncanny.
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