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The Legend of Laphroaig

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The Legend of Laphroaig

Postby laphroaigaficionado » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:56 am

Hi
I just wanted to draw your attention to this new book of Marcel van Gils,
if you have not seen it yet:
The Legend of Laphroaig

I already have gone through it, marvellous.
It is a real compendium with pictures of all the bottles from his collection.
But also the part about the distillery and it's history is very good.
Who is interested in more details of Laphroaig, I can really recommend it.

Best regards
Christian

PS: It is available at his homepage http://www.laphroaigcollector.com , at Laphroaig distillery as well as in some whisky shops.
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Re: The Legend of Laphroaig

Postby peatjunkie » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:31 pm

Hello Christian,

I got the book via Marcel and i read it out in two days.
Fantastic book,and it should be in every whiskylover's library
I can really recomend this

Geert
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Re: The Legend of Laphroaig

Postby jmrl » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:27 pm

I am really looking forward to this one and I am sure it is well worth the asking price which I believe is £30 but it must be said Ulf Buxrud's Excellent Rare Malts had the same price tag and could be bought for £18 via Amazon here in the UK. I wonder if this option will be available for 'Laphroaig'. As far as I can tell some publishers avoid the dilema of supplying cut price editions to Amazon. Whisky Yearbook and Misako Udo's book might be examples. I admire their stance but as a consumer with less money than principles (sometimes) I can't help but delay paying full price on release of a new edition in case I could save a few bob for other purchses. Any wisdom out there?
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Re: The Legend of Laphroaig

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

jmrl wrote:I am really looking forward to this one and I am sure it is well worth the asking price which I believe is £30 but it must be said Ulf Buxrud's Excellent Rare Malts had the same price tag and could be bought for £18 via Amazon here in the UK. I wonder if this option will be available for 'Laphroaig'. As far as I can tell some publishers avoid the dilema of supplying cut price editions to Amazon. Whisky Yearbook and Misako Udo's book might be examples. I admire their stance but as a consumer with less money than principles (sometimes) I can't help but delay paying full price on release of a new edition in case I could save a few bob for other purchses. Any wisdom out there?

It has been released since a while and it is still not available at amazon. I read the book in a few days (review to be posted soon), and I can only say that it is an excellent book. The quality is superior to "Rare Malts" and if you don't see it on amazon within 2 months, buy it directly from your favorite whisky shop or directly from the authors.

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Re: The Legend of Laphroaig

Postby Cody » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:10 am

Just ordered it from the Laphroaig website. Looks like a good read!
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Re: The Legend of Laphroaig

Postby corbuso » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:02 am

Cody wrote:Just ordered it from the Laphroaig website. Looks like a good read!


It is a good read indeed ;-)
Posted a review some time ago

http://www.whisky-news.com/En/literature2.html
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