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ARDBEG

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 7:28 pm

I hear tell of a new book by GW Publishing due out this month. I think that the title is "Ardbeg A Peaty Provenance". I winced slightly at the £30 price tag.
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 15, 2008 8:42 pm

It's £30 indeed. It's a hardback so I don't know if a paperback will follow.

If you get it off Amazon, at least the postage is free.
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 15, 2008 10:33 pm

They should release it with a mini Oogie...

Probably sell more copies. enticre tighta**** like me to purchase!
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby lohssanami » Thu May 15, 2008 10:56 pm

It would be nice to get a mini with the book! HAHA.

I'll probably order one, but I better get it fast. :wink:
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Di Blasi » Fri May 16, 2008 12:14 am

I'll probably order one, but I'll wait and see if they add a mini to it, that sure would be nice, the new bottling of the Ten perhaps??
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby lohssanami » Fri May 23, 2008 6:54 pm

I believe £30 is the price of the Legend of Laphroaig book too.
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Klas » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:56 pm

I noticed that the book was temporarily out of stock on Amazon.

It is however also on sale on TWE for £29.99 (excl postage)
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-7964.aspx

Has anyone read it yet?
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:22 pm

I picked up a copy on Ardbeg day, but haven't had more than a flick through yet. It is loaded with pretty pictures, which seem to be a substitute for lots of text. Still, it looks interesting. If it helps, the chapter titles are:

    Challenging beginnings
    Wars and prohibition
    The good years
    A period of experimentation and closure
    The Glenmorangie years
    The whisky makers
    Making the spirit
    The brand
    The experience
    Sampling the spirit
    Collecting Ardbeg
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:43 pm

Agree with you about the nice pictures Willie but the look through we had of it at the Old Kiln didn't make me want to buy it , nothing new to get me interested in forking the money out .
Rather put the £30 to a bottle of Renaissance or Beist.....
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:54 pm

That's where I get torn, because I'm also a bookworm :roll:
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:44 pm

I still would like one, I'll have to request it for my birthday in a few months. :D
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby corbuso » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:36 pm

Di Blasi wrote:I still would like one, I'll have to request it for my birthday in a few months. :D


FYI, the book review is available online http://www.whisky-news.com/En/literature3.html
Not a bad book. More enthusiastic than Gordon :lol:
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Iain » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:40 pm

I bought a copy last week and enjoyed reading it. I could have done without some of the big glossy pics of folks who have no direct connection with the distillery (and I appreciate there's an attempt to make a point about the local community). And it has an ugly cover (imho!). But Gavin Smith is a good writer and always finds interesting stories to tell, I reckon.

Another wee quibble - I'd have enjoyed to learn more about the origins of the distillery and the MacDougalls. The story doesn't really get going until they're dead and buried.
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby r900p » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:43 am

It appears they are all producing books, the Bruichladdich one is better priced at £10 but presume it can't be as big.

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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:31 pm

This lovely A4 coffee-table book about "Ardbeg" is now £16.50 in W H Smith (£30 RRP)
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Postby les taylor » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:44 pm

eelbrook wrote:This lovely A4 coffee-table book about "Ardbeg" is now £16.50 in W H Smith (£30 RRP)



Thats a good price. I got mine online from The Book Depository. £20 free delivery. :)
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:01 pm

eelbrook wrote:This lovely A4 coffee-table book about "Ardbeg" is now £16.50 in W H Smith (£30 RRP)


Great price! Do you have a link for it, I'm requesting it for my birthday!
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:24 pm

No link, as it was ordered from a high-street branch of W H Smith. But I understand from my wife that several internet sellers are matching the £16.50.
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:40 pm

eelbrook wrote:No link, as it was ordered from a high-street branch of W H Smith. But I understand from my wife that several internet sellers are matching the £16.50.


Nice to hear, thanks again eelbrook for the info!
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Re: ARDBEG

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:36 am

Finished reading this last night.

Fabulous, fabulous photography throughout. I also learned tons about the history of Ardbeg, its strategy and the people who work there. Brilliant.
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