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Issue 138 - A Late Summer Read

Whisky Magazine Issue 138
September 2016


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A Late Summer Read

Recently published whisky related books

Absolutely delighted that we can tie in our lead title this issue with a Distillery Focus (see page 27) on Arran Distillery which has reached the grand old age of 21. The book is slightly unusual in that it is a large landscape format which does allow for some superb landscape shots of the wildlife on Arran. I particularly like the back end of the book where all the expressions are detailed as well as illustrated.

Ian Buxton, to celebrate the opening of Teeling Whisky in Dublin, has written a new introduction to a book first published in 1878. Noticeable that when published there was no ‘e' in whisky. How times have changed.

Neil Wilson
ISBN 9781906000929
Bookclub offer: £16.00 plus P&P
(RRP: £19.99)

The whisky distillery at Lochranza that produced spirit for the first time on Arran in almost 160 years has now reached 21 years of age. It was the last distillery built in Scotland before the second millennium closed and has been the forerunner of dozens of new distilling projects springing up across Scotland. But its history has not been simple and in this book Neil Wilson has meticulously researched the beginnings of the Isle of Arran Distillers from how its two founding directors, Hal Currie and David Hutchison, decided to build the distillery, through its difficult years as the company struggled with cash flow and poor wood management, to its final surge in profitability as it became recognised as one of Scotland's finest malts. Along the way the author interviewed m...

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