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Issue 129 - Buried in a Whisky Book

Whisky Magazine Issue 129
July 2015


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Buried in a Whisky Book

Jonny turns over a new page with some novel whiskies

With summer on the horizon, it's time to wriggle your toes in the sand and lose yourself in a good book (check out Rare whisky books have become collectable, and you don't need to be selling an original Alfred Barnard to attract the bidders. Recently, McTear's sold a copy of the Scotch Whisky Industry Record by H. Charles Craig for £85 whilst Ardbeg – A Peaty Provenance by Gavin D. Smith and Graeme Wallace made £160 at Scotch Whisky Auctions.

Glenfarclas 40 Years Old Millennium Edition celebrated the works of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Robert Burns. The new Authors' Series from Hunter Laing & Co. Ltd. adds to this liquid literary canon with their new range of aged single cask releases including a Macallan and Ardbeg. The First Editions include Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and Edgar Allan Poe, with more to come.

Here, we bring you whiskies inspired by characters and ancient texts, whisky buried in books, and even bottles shaped like books. Read on…

The Macallan Master of Photography
Elliott Erwin 59.2%

Region: Speyside
Recent auction price: £900
Auction: Scotch Whisky Auctions, Glasgow
Date: September 2014
Comment: This was the fourth edition in the Master of Photography series. For the Erwin edition, a 35cl hip flask is buried deep within the pages of the accompanying book and includes an original print of Master Blender Kirsteen C­­ampbell (@KCBlends).

Mortlach 50 Years Old
1936 Bo...

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