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Issue 133 - Bookcase Focus

Whisky Magazine Issue 133
January 2016


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Bookcase Focus

Recently published whisky related books

Our lead book this issue is Famous for a Reason by Charles MacLean, and is a beautifully illustrated book about The Famous Grouse. I had the good fortune of meeting up with Charles at the 240th anniversary celebrations in The Famous Grouse Experience at the back end of last year. I discussed with him the possibility of writing for the magazine this year and I look forward to working with him in the near future. The book is superbly illustrated, but at 448 pages, it's something that you are going to have to dip in and out of.

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Famous for a Reason
Charles MacLean
ISBN 9781780272528
Bookclub offer: £28.00 plus P&P
(RRP: £35.00)

This enormously lavish book recounts the history of the Famous Grouse. Established in 1897 the first blend was created by Matthew Gloag III, whose grandfather established a highly regarded wine and spirits business in Perth in 1842. The book illustrates the complete history of the brand which was family owned up until 1970 when it was sold to The Highland Distilleries Company. The author was granted full, unique access to the company's archives and he traces its innovative promotional campaigns, obsession with quality and sucess in an era when many other whisky brands failed. As well as being a study of one company and its leading brand, the book sets the s...

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