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Wm Grant's The Whisky 'Companion'

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Wm Grant's The Whisky 'Companion'

Postby jmrl » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:39 pm

Being a bibliophile when it comes to whisky books I bought this when it first came out in 2004/05 then just dumped it on the ever growing pile. I assumed it would be full of marketing. On picking it up recently I was very pleased to find a well written book by a clutch of different authors. Jumping from familiar names in whisky writing circles to members of staff at William Grant and other worthies a balance was struck between writing styles and experience. The detail paid attention to in the varying topics is a refreshing change from the same old material. Particularly illuminating for me were the passages on sherry and grain distillation.
I'm not sure if this is still available, from distillery only I believe, it may even have been updated.
I don't like to make recommendations as people's tastes, budgets and needs all differ but I think this title deserves a good look.
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Re: Wm Grant's The Whisky 'Companion'

Postby Ian Buxton » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:30 pm

A greatly under-rated and not at all well-known little book. I don't think it was promoted as it should have been, but there was a change of personnel at Grants about the time it came out and it suffered from 'not invented here'.
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