Whisky Book Give Away (Part 2)

on Apr 02 in Blended whisky, whisky Books by dan

Last time we gave a book away it was to celebrate Ian Buxtons great little book “101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die” because we liked it so much. This time around we have a book that is 400% better (or bigger at least). This time we are doing it because we wanted to share the whisky love with all our readers.

We are giving away a copy of “Cutty Sark: The making of a Whisky Brand” worth £25 (at least that’s the price on the back.).

Win This  a cutty sark whisky book

Our own James Dawkins is a huge fan of the branding and style of Cutty Sark, and so this book really apeals to him and we think it will apeal to you too.

Here is a description of the book pinched from amazon:

Cutty Sark – the whisky, not the ship – was launched in 1923 and went on to become one of the most popular whiskies in the world. The first Scotch whisky to sell more than 1 million cases annually in the USA it was noted for its light colour and easy mixability. In this unique, full colour volume, editor Ian Buxton has assembled a top team of whisky experts to tell the colourful story behind ‘the real McCoy’. With exclusive access to historical archives we meet the blenders behind the whisky, explore its rise and rise through Prohibition and post-war recovery, and discover new and exciting cocktail recipes specially created for the book. Contributions from Helen Arthur, Dave Broom, Ian Buxton, Charles MacLean, Marcin Miller, Martine Nouet, Paul Pacult, Gary Regan, Neil Ridley and Gavin D Smith.

– http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cutty-Sark-Making-Whisky-Brand/dp/1780270267

There is Loads of other cool branded Cutty Sark stuff here: http://www.cutty-sark.com/shop/catalog.asp?class=cool-branded-stuff

Anyway, if you want a copy you have to work for it! Go to Facebook by clicking here…and share our picture of the book, or leave an interesting comment on this article.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of WhiskyTimes and its parent company, DNR Commerce.
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  • Entries close at Midnight, 30th April 2012 and a lucky winner will be picked on 1st May 2012.
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  • James Taylor says:

    Wow, this book looks brilliant; thanks for giving it away! I don’t yet own any whisky books, but would love to, and this looks like a great first book for what I hope might become a bit of a collection.

  • We’re taking part in the Cutty Sark Tweet Taste on the 11th April with the WhiskyWire! We’d love to have something to read while we’re finishing off our samples! Love your blog by the way! Mike and Jon

  • Lee Mawer says:

    I am doing my university dissertation on the importance of place for branding and promoting whisky and whether the promotion differ between independent single malts like Glenfarclas and the brands of global companies like Diageo and of course the Edrington groups Cutty Sark! this book would not only be a delight for me to read be an incredible help to my work! and of course as a student £25 is a lot for me to fork out! many thanks!

    • dan says:

      Hi Lee, good lucky with the contest, but also if you want any help from us or if we can put you in touch with anyone just let us know. I’m sure some of the more forward thinking industry types would interested in reading you conclusions. let us know a bit more and we will see how we can help.

  • Hi Dan

    I will also be taking part in tonight’s Twitter tasting of four Cutty Sark blends (11th April) and have been busy trying to find out a little about the brand before the event. I remember seeing the yellow label of Cutty Sark Original Scots Whisky in my Father’s drinks cabinet when I was a kid, and I’m sure we also had a water jug that he kept his pens in too!

    I bought Ian Buxton’s 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die a little while back when I needed some inspiration for my whisky journey, and have just read Richard Paterson’s ‘Goodness Nose’ over the Easter weekend, so this would be a perfect addition to my growing library and for my continuous whisky development program in my voyage of discovery!

  • Ian Buxton says:

    I’m going to be really interested in what you all think of the book. I edited it for Cutty Sark and wrote one of the chapters.
    I hope you like it. It’s a great giveaway.

    • dan says:

      Hi Ian, It seems I am gifting another item you had a hand in! I will ask the winner to post there comments on the book here. The book is super quality, the images are great and the content is top notch. A good stylish addition to any book set.

      I take it you dont want to be in on the contest?

  • Ian Buxton says:

    …and if you don’t win Amazon has the book at a great price.

    Though it’s worth every penny of 25 quid!

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