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Issue 125 - What's New on the Shelf

Whisky Magazine Issue 125
January 2015

 

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What's New on the Shelf

What's coming up in the whisky book world

As I am a huge fan of the printed book I was interested to read recently that the sales of ebooks has ground to a halt and that Waterstones (the biggest book retailer on the high street in the UK ) has reported that the printed book is on the bounce. Ebooks certainly have their place and I cannot fault them for their sheer functionality when going on holiday; but the printed book, especially when illustrated, takes some beating. Recently we have seen a number of titles come into the office that give an overall guide to all spirits, and the latest is Thinking Drinkers which we review below. It's extremely well illustrated, and is a very good example of where I think the printed book beats the e-version any day.

Thinking Drinkers
Ben McFarland & Tom Sandham
ISBN 9781909342620
Bookclub offer: £16.00 plus P&P
(RRP: £20.00)

The Thinking Drinkers are two of the UK's leading experts on alcohol. Together they wrote and performed ‘The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol' which debuted at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Exploring the mantra ‘Drink less but drink better' the authors have brought together fascinating facts and trivia on subjects such as the ‘Three Martini' lunch, the origin of the word ‘teetotal' and some frankly weird shenanigans around the subject of absinthe. Chapter topics range from beer and cider to wine and whisky. The whisky chapter is comprehensive in its coverage and even inlcudes a number of recommendations for both single malts and American ...

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