I just finished a pocketbook about Bruichladdich and his men; Whisky dream.
What a coincidence Danny, I finished the book yesterday and found it to be a real pleasure to read. It was an eyeopener in some ways as well as a page turner. It took me only a few days to read it and I will write a bookreview on the blog soon.
Yes Ron, I received the book on Monday(evening) and today I finished the book.
I will take it to Bruichladdich in October and let sign him by all the persons I meet there I won this book in a contest at the Whisky Channel of Ian Buxton. www.thewhiskychannel.com
BTW, there was a review in the Ileach about the Whisky Dream book, and there was some criticism about the pronunciation of names.
Like Caols Ila, etc.
That's right, I had noticed it as well. It actually says Caol Isla in the book and I've seen more similar errors. It didn't bother me at all though, I found the book very fascinating to read. Even when you're not a whisky drinker/lover the book is still interesting enough to read due to the background you get of the people involved and the impact it had on the Island. I particularly liked the part about Jim McEwan, what a man!
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!