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Nouet, Martine  Contributor to Cutty Sark

Offringa, Hans

THE ROAD TO CRAIGELLACHIE. A Journey of Discovery through the World of Scotch Whisky, With an Occasional Detour to Some Other Interesting Places. Insch, Scotland: Lipstick Publishing, 2005. 190pp. B/w photos, maps.The autobiographical account of how a Dutchman discovered whisky and Scotland. A travelogue, a road book, and a rites of passage book, but definitely not a novel, even though the author describes it as such on his website. The book details four days at the Craigellachie Hotel with flashbacks describing how he discovered whisky, Scotland, the hotel and became a member of Clan Ross. Lots of whisky tasting, distillery visiting, Scottish history and anecdotes, that in all makes for an interesting read. Also includes three suggested trips to take in Scotland and a bibliography.
Revised edition, USA: Conceptual Continuity 2011. 192pp. B/w illustrations. Buy WD

Contributor to Malt Whisky Yearbook 2011

Pacult, F Paul

AMERICAN STILL LIFE. The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 Bourbon. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2003 xvi + 240pp + 8pp b/w illus. Few b/w illus of labels. A history of the Beam dynasty and of the distilling firm they founded. There are brief historical details not wholly connected to the family, but necessary to set the scene. Main details begin with the birth of Johannes Jacob Boehm (Beam) c1760 via the sale of his first barrel of "Old Jake Beam" whiskey in 1795 to the present day. Includes appendix of tasting notes of Jim Beam Bourbons. Forward by Frederick Booker Noe III, KnobKnob Creek Bourbon Ambassador, great grandson of Jim Beam. BUY WD

Contributor to Cutty Sark

Philipson, John

WHISKY SMUGGLING ON THE BORDER. Whisky Smuggling and Illicit Distillation on the Middle March of Northumberland. Newcastle upon Tyne: The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991. ii + 46pp. B/w illus, diagrams, maps. Interesting and well researched booklet. First published in the Society's Journal "Archaeologica Aeliana 39 [1961]".
If possible I have added a link where a book may be bought. The codes for these links are Book Depository - BD; Wordery - WD; & WhiskyWords - WW.