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Issue 104 - Editor's word

Whisky Magazine Issue 104
June 2012


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Editor's word

This is one of those columns that I had not originally intended to write, it took on a life of its own as I was drafting it.

I had intended to pontificate about all the new whisky books that have hit the shelves recently; the bookcase here at Whisky Towers is positively groaning under the weight of the tomes. It is clear that the whisky lover is now awash with more reference and information sources than at any other point in time; and I can only see this increasing as more people want to share their opinions. The number of blogs referencing whisky, generating tasting notes and distillery visit write ups is on the increase as are dedicated whisky websites.

You can happily spend hours sifting through opinion, comment, pictures and reviews.

There have been more books released this year than I can remember and it looks like the number will increase as news filters out that writers have follow up and more in the pipeline. We're not just talking reference tomes but brand orientated volumes as well.

This is excellent news and of course only benefits the drinkers, after all knowledge is a good thing. All this talk of reference guides and such like gives me the perfect moment to say thanks you to the chaps who organise the Drammie Awards as the magazine won Best Whisky Information Source in this year's honours. To be honest the last thing I won was a prepared Christmas turkey from the local butchers in a church raffle when I was about nine.

So suffusive to say I am immensely prou...

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