MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

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MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:29 pm

In view of his tragic death, has the 6th edition of Michael Jackson's book (originally scheduled for Oct 2007 publication) been 'axed' ?

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby WestVanDave » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:25 pm

lawschooldrunk wrote:good question. anyone know? I don't have MJ or murray's book yet and want to know which one to get. should I bother with MJ book if one is coming out soon? is it?


Get them both - enough things change and there's good to great reading in either... Murray's book is handy as a portable reference when whisky hunting.

I own 4 editions of the Bible and 3 editions of Jackson - and like many a whisky can always find something different each and every time... :thumbsup:

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:45 pm

Is it still worth getting the 5th edition as it's now 4 years old?

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:51 pm

butephoto wrote:Is it still worth getting the 5th edition as it's now 4 years old?



Mark I really enjoyed reading it. I read it on holiday when it came out. Sitting round the pool funnily enough in Javier in spain. I'ts a good read. You could probably pick it up quite cheapily as well. :)

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:55 pm

les taylor wrote:
butephoto wrote:Is it still worth getting the 5th edition as it's now 4 years old?



Mark I really enjoyed reading it. I read it on holiday when it came out. Sitting round the pool funnily enough in Javier in spain. I'ts a good read. You could probably pick it up quite cheapily as well. :)


Okay, just ordered it off Amazon.

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Lawrence » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:24 pm

butephoto wrote: Okay, just ordered it off Amazon.

:thumbsup:


Oh, you really have the whisky bug, don't you?

:D

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:30 pm

Oh, that arrived a while ago. Good reading, although obviously a bit out of date bottling-wise.

It would be good if the 6th edition could be finished by someone and published.

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby dylanf84 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:09 am

I just bought the 5th Edition of Michael Jackson's book today

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:13 pm

Collector57 wrote:Worth it for that alone! (anyone got some old editions they dobn't want?)


You can pick them all up secondhand on Amazon!

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Admiral » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:05 am

A few weeks ago, an audience member at a tasting I was running came up to me afterwards and told me that he'd obtained a lead copy of MJ's 6th Edition - apparently all written posthumously by noted industry people and other whisky writers.

I admit I've only done a quick search on the net, but I can't find reference to this anywhere. Anyone else heard about the 6th edition being published?

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby corbuso » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:02 pm

Admiral wrote:A few weeks ago, an audience member at a tasting I was running came up to me afterwards and told me that he'd obtained a lead copy of MJ's 6th Edition - apparently all written posthumously by noted industry people and other whisky writers.

I admit I've only done a quick search on the net, but I can't find reference to this anywhere. Anyone else heard about the 6th edition being published?

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Not published, but I have read in a least two different places that there will be a 6th Edition. The 6th edition can only be published once the inheritance (including the copy rights) has been fixed. I think it was Gavin Smith who will take care of its publication.

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Rob Allanson » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:40 pm

Ok gang this is what we know here at Whisky Towers.

The 6th edition is currently being worked on at the moment, but as yet publication date is not set.

If I hear anymore I will let you all know

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Ian Buxton » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:25 pm

I understand that this is to be written by Gavin Smith and Dominic Roskrow.
Meanwhile, Dorling Kindersley are producing another whisky book (longer than the Eyewitness Guide) with a number of writers including yours truly.

Ian

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:28 pm

Excellent news I will definately get one of these when they are published.

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Admiral » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:32 am

Thanks for those replies!

Mind you, it makes me wonder what this guy was reading. When I expressed surprise about it, he insisted that it was the 6th edition.

I'm sure he must therefore have got his wires crossed, but I wonder what with?

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Re: MICHAEL JACKSON - 6TH EDITION

Postby Ian Buxton » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:51 am

I'd hazard a guess that he confused it with the Dorling Kindersley "Eyewitness Companion" Whisky edited by Charles MacLean and with different sections written by Dave Broom, Tom Bruce-Gardyne, Ulf Buxrud, Glenn Gillen, Peter Mulryan, Hans Offringa, Dominic Roskrow, Gavin Smith and me.
It's a great first-time starter book, really comprehensive and like all DK books, copiously illustrated.


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