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The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada

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The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada

Postby Canada Jan » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:40 pm

The Malt Whisky File by Robin Tucek and John Lamond is now available in Canada at http://www.singlemalt.ca. This is the latest edition and so far it has been very well reviewed and I've heard very good things from everyone who has read it.

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Re: The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:01 pm

Yes its a nice book. Stylistically similar to Michael Jackson's Malt whisky companion, but obviously more up to date than the 5th (and last) edition of that book. It does not score the whisky, but does rate it in terms of sweetness, peatiness and price. It's a useful reference I think.
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Re: The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada

Postby jmrl » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:10 am

Not a book I would talk anybody out of buying but I would point out that this 'remarkable piece of research' (from the back page quote by The Scotsman newspaper) and 'fully revised' edition has reviews of some expressions that are very old. Eg a 1978 Auchroisk at 12yo from a single cask. If the guide is to be of use to people wanting to purchase the exact bottlings reviewed not all of the entries are up to date.
I minor complaint as most of the reviews are for recent or current bottles. I suppose this feature would be helpful if trying to build a picture of a malt as time goes by or if thinking of buying an expensive one-of at auction.
I'd better write a book before I slag any off.
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Re: The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:14 pm

jmrl wrote:I'd better write a book before I slag any off.

What are you waiting for then? If you're not qualified, who is?
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Re: The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada

Postby jmrl » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:29 pm

I'll wait to for the success of your book to make your recommendation of mine boost sales
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