Whisky Magazine Issue 126
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Coming up in the whisky book world
This month sees us reviewing a new book by Ian Buxton. When I first saw this book I was very impressed with a/ the quality of the design but also b/ the quality of the research contained within. It is a fascinating story of how a family run business has now become part of Beam Suntory one of the largest drinks companies in the world.
When I started to read Wood, Whiskey and Wine it occurred to me that I had never given much thought as to the history of the barrel. Something I had taken for granted I suppose, but on reading more I soon realised that this is a fascinating insight and it is to be thoroughly recommended.
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But the Distilleries Went On
Bookclub offer: £24.00 plus P&P
This book is subtitled The Morrison Bowmore story – The History of a Scotch Whisky Company 1951-2014. The book is an illustrated history of the company from its founding by Stanley P. Morrison in Glasgow in 1951 right through to the acquistion of a stake by Suntory in 1989 and now part of the vast Beam Suntory organisation. This is a fascinating history of the evolution of one of Scotland's most enterprising companies, one which has risen from whisky brokering to become leader in the premium and single malt business. The past 63 years have seen huge change in the whisky world – along the way the Morrison Bowmore story also contains many highs and lows.
Ian Buxton is a very wel...