Independent Scotch, History of Independent Bottlers, by David Stirk
A must-read whisky book
I find the world of independent bottlers fascinating. There are wonderful brands, incredible stories, and passionate founders. As well as, of course, plenty of delicious whiskies!
This book, written by David Stirk, is a must-read for all whisky fans, particularly those with an interest in independent bottlers.
Independent Scotch explores the history of independent bottlers, showcases their stories, what sets them apart, and diving into some of the best indies out there.
It's a beautifully presented hardback book with over 250 pages of well-written notes and photography.
Independent Scotch, The History of Independent Bottlers, by David Stirk is a must-have for all whisky-lovers, and would make an ideal gift.
About the author, David Stirk
David has spent over two decades in the whisky industry. He’s travelled all around the whisky world and gain an unrivalled knowledge of the industry.
His career in the Spirits industry started in the late 90s hosting whisky tastings and events at the newly launched Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. In 2000 he joined Paragraph Publishing as Tastings Co-ordinator and Journalist for the newly launched ‘Whisky Magazine’.
He published his first whisky book ’The Malt Whisky Guide’ and shortly afterwards joined WM Cadenhead’s as their Sales & Marketing Manager. While at Cadenhead’s, David was responsible for selecting all of the casks to be bottled. While he was living in Campbeltown he wrote ‘The Distilleries of Campbeltown’ which was published in 2004.
David started The Creative Whisky Co Ltd in 2004, with the purchase of a single cask. Since that modest start, The Creative Whisky Co has gone on to bottle more than 1,500 casks of malt, grain, blended, and international whisky and whiskey.
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