The artist Bob Dewar isn't to my taste, but I know lots of folks like his stuff - he does the artwork for the SMWS among other things.
Iain wrote:From what I've read so far, I can certainly recommend it. Especially as a handy-sized companion for folks visiting Speyside distilleries.
I can only agree with you and everyone will learn something in this book. Not too serious and too detailed, it reads easily and smoothly. A very good read and highly recommended, as his latest CD.
corbuso wrote:BruceCrichton wrote:Robin Laing is appearing in Dufftown at the Autumn Festival: http://www.dufftown.co.uk
And he appreciated the Dregs Party quite well He was amongst the last one to leave the shop.
I noticed him later and he was well refreshed. It was a pleasure to meet him and hear his songs and I have a signed copy of his bookwhich my mate is getting for his christmas.
'The Whisky River' is a book that lacks what Speyside is all about - an exciting area of Scotland with the river and hills yearning to be photographed. Cartoons of Dewar's particular style are not really relevant.
Yes, there are good tales and anecdotes, and poems and other literary goodies, but a new book in the oversubscribed world of books on Scotch whisky needs a purpose - a raison d'etre - and The Whisky River is not quite in touch.
The book was light and enjoyable and describes a little about the history of the distilleries and the people who work there, plus a short piece, in some cases, about the whisky itself.
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