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Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser

Postby Ian Buxton » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:56 pm

[b]A great new book to honour Michael Jackson - and raise funds for charity![/b]

Leading international writers on beer and whisky have joined together in a unique project to celebrate the enduring legacy of celebrated drinks writer Michael Jackson (65), who died in August 2007 having suffered from Parkinson's disease for over a decade. They have each donated a piece of new writing to Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser that will be launched on 27 March 2009 in London to raise much-needed funds for the Parkinson's Disease Society of the UK.

The collaborators represent a roll of honour from drinks writing: (in alphabetical order) Stephen Beaumont, Dave Broom, Ian Buxton, John Hansell, Julie Johnson, Charles MacLean, Hans Offringa, F Paul Pacult, Roger Protz, Lucy Saunders, Conrad Seidl, Carolyn Smagalski and Gavin D Smith.

All have donated an original essay - without fee - to Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser. The book will be published by Perthshire publisher Classic Expressions on 27 March to mark Jackson's birth date. All proceeds from the publication, which was supported by leading single malt whisky The Glenlivet, will be donated to the Parkinson's Disease Society of the UK.

Editor Ian Buxton, who conceived the project, said "Michael Jackson dominated the world of both beer and whisky writing for two decades and was hugely influential in both 'real ale' and single malt whisky. A complete generation of writers has cause to be grateful to him, not to mention countless brewers and distillers. This new book honours that legacy."

He concludes: "If variety is what you celebrate in your choice of whisky or beer, then this is truly a joyous and eclectic celebration of a life well-lived. We have sought to honour Michael with words, fresh and new writing on beer and whisky that he would have enjoyed reading; that he would have respected; that he might even have wished to have written himself."

Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser (ISBN 978-1-906000-04-2) is a 176 page volume; hard cover bound in laminated covers with an illustration of Michael Jackson by artist Gill Allan and with place ribbon.

It will be available initially from the Whisky Magazine store (here!) or the Classic Expressions website at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk and from leading whisky retailersand other outlets, priced at £12.99 (UK), €14.99 (Europe) and €18.99 (USA).
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Re: Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:44 pm

Looks like a banker for the Library Ian :thumbsup:

Have you an exact for sale date?

Sláinte

Adrian


Sorry :oops: ignore me just spotted it on second reading

27th of March :oops:
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Re: Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser

Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:25 pm

It's formally launched and published on March 27th (MJ's birthday) but it's available now from the store on this site and at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk

You'll enjoy it!
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Re: Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:22 am

Book ordered :D

Looking forward to it ....


Cheers Ian for making us aware. :thumbsup:

Sláinte Adrian
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Re: Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:03 pm

Recieved mine today :thumbsup:

Look forward to reading the stories ... :smoke:
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Re: Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser

Postby Ian Buxton » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:14 pm

At least the order system works then!
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