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Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon May 19, 2008 9:54 pm

The Book tie in to the TV programme is now out , at RoyalMile Whiskies at a very reasonable £7.49 . Will probably pick one up at the distillery on Sunday .
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 19, 2008 10:08 pm

Yes I was just about to post that I got the Birlinn catalogue in the post and the book was in it. However RMW are selling it at a discount as the RRP is £9.99. The only advantage of ordering from Birlinn is that they do free UK delivery so if you are not near RMW it may be cheaper.

The publisher's site is here:

http://www.birlinn.co.uk/book/details/Whisky-Dream-9781841586816/

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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon May 19, 2008 10:30 pm

Interestingly they have a link to a 6 minute clip of the Programme from Youtube on their site......
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 19, 2008 10:32 pm

I never noticed that.

They don't call me Hawkeye for nothing :roll:
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon May 19, 2008 10:43 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
They don't call me Hawkeye for nothing :roll:

Hawkeye the Noo !
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby les taylor » Wed May 21, 2008 11:24 am

butephoto wrote:£6.59 on Amazon!



Thanks for that Mark. I've put one in my Amazon Basket. :thumbsup:
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:32 pm

I read this in just four days (unheard of speed) and loved it. My only criticism is that it went 'off piste' now and then. But a great story.
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Ian Buxton » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:54 am

You can't but admire Bruichladdich's genius for publicity (especially when you consider the size of the operation compared to their competitors) but this is a poor book. It shows every sign of being thrown together quickly (typos etc) and appears to have been written by someone with only a superficial knowledge of the subject who has swallowed the Laddie version of life hook, line and sinker.
Considered as a 200 page promo brochure for Bruichladdich it's fine - as a serious book on whisky 'nul points'.
Forget even the Amazon price. Wait to pick it up in a remainder book store or off eBay!
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Ian Buxton » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:27 pm

Better than eBay - we've got some free copies to give away at http://www.thewhiskychannel.com
Hurry now while stocks last!

It's a simple quiz.
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:33 pm

Ian Buxton wrote:Better than eBay - we've got some free copies to give away at http://www.thewhiskychannel.com
Hurry now while stocks last!

It's a simple quiz.


Hi Ian, thanks for the heads up, but I don't see any "give away" on the site...
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby John McGill » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:10 pm

Di Blasi wrote:
Ian Buxton wrote:Better than eBay - we've got some free copies to give away at http://www.thewhiskychannel.com
Hurry now while stocks last!

It's a simple quiz.


Hi Ian, thanks for the heads up, but I don't see any "give away" on the site...


It can be found here: http://www.thewhiskychannel.com/detail.php?id=351
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby martin grant » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:36 am

Just got a copy of this myself on Wednesday. Finished already. Really enjoyed it to be honest. Good to read about the people behind the brand.
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Re: Whisky Dream - Waking a Giant

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:15 pm

Read this on my holidays , really enjoyed it , good bit of light reading .
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