Look forward to receive my copy...
Lawrence wrote:Ulf Buxrud, a Keeper of the Quaich has a new book on whisky coming out officially at the end of October titled Rare Malts. Here is the link to pre order;
http://www.countrybooksdirect.com/produ ... c0ad2434a8
Just buy it through Amazon, they sell it for about £20 on preorder.
Here is a link with some more info on Ulf;
First impressions are, this is a great book.
dram_time wrote:Sorry to drag this thread out again,
has this book been released yet?
Ordered via Amazon and received it last week already. Read the 2/3 so far:
Presentation excellent, photographs good, but could have been better. The text is interesting and provide some information difficult to get. Tasting notes: could be better. He describes the general character of the distillery. For distilleries like Brora where several versions were released, some heavily peated and some lightly peated, the tasting note can only be vaguely indicative.
Regarding the bottles, all (or almost) all the information provided in the book are available on his website.
I was expecting to find the number of bottles released for each bottling. Unfortunately, this was missing.
In conclusion, it is a nice to have book
Ulf Buxrud's book, ' The Rare Malts' has won the 'Best Spirit Book in the World, 2006' award on April 7, 2007.
Congratulations, Mr. Buxrud!
Can you say who awards this prize Wendy? Is it the one that Helen Arthur won a few years back?
Sorry Iain, I don't know if it is the same award that Helen Arthur had won. Maybe someone else will be able to provide that answer.
hpulley wrote:It appears to be the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: http://www.finalist.cookbookfair.com/ht ... book_.html The final results have not been announced on the web page yet though I did see an article in Swedish which I don't read but which I think said something to the effect of Ulf having won, if it says what I think it says: http://sydsvenskan.se/nojen/article230126.ece
Thanks for the link Harry - I've copied the list of winners below. It was indeed the award Helen Arthur won.
The list of winners might raise a few eyebrows, when you think of all the great whisky (and other) books that have appeared since 2000. But that's bound to be the case when a panel announces "best in the world" awards!
1999 Sweden – Urban Laurin – Cognac (ICA)
2000 UK – Helen Arthur – Whisky (Apple)
2001 Norway – Toralf Bolgen – Cognac (Gyldendal)
2002 Sweden – Jimmy Olson – Beer (Jimson)
2003 Australia – Hayden Wood – Cocktails (Drink)
2004 UK – Nicolas Faith – Cognac (Mitchell Beazley)
2005 US – Kyle Jarrard – Cognac (John Wiley)
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