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Issue 130 - The Very Best Reads

Whisky Magazine Issue 130
September 2015


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The Very Best Reads

Some of the whisky books recently published

Our lead title for this issue is Scotch Missed now in its fourth edition. It details many of Scotland's lost distilleries and is beautifully illustrated throughout.

However, with the ever increasing popularity of Scotch whisky it cannot keep up with developments. For instance, it has just been announced that Bladnoch Distillery which was founded in 1817, has just been bought and needs a substantial investment in production before the spirit can flow again.

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Scotch Missed
Brian Townsend
ISBN 9781906000820
Bookclub offer: £16.00 plus P&P (RRP: £19.99)

Now in its fourth edition, in full colour throughout, it has many Victorian map location vignettes, a full list of modern OS map references and many new previously unpublished archive images. The book is a tribute to not only those that struggled against great odds and were finally beaten, but also to those who survived and prospered. The detailed research brings to life much unique Scottish industrial heritage which otherwise would have been ignored. For the casual tourist there are gems to be found among these lost distilleries just as there are many substantial remains lurking in the undergrowth among the hidden glens for the serious whisky historian. The author first went in search of Scotland's lost distilleries in the ear...

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