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  1. #1
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    Not so quiet on the Scandinavian front

    To celebrate my 200th post I thought I´d tell you about another celebration (of sorts). The first ever book in Swedish about Bourbon is about to be published in September.

    It is called "Bourbon - en handbok" and is written by one Örjan Westerlund. Apparently he is a founder member of a Swedish culinary society called the Scent From Heaven Society.

    One shouldn´t get oneself too worked up about this. After all, the book only consists of 72 pages and probably presents a very shallow picture of our favourite pastime. But, still, it´s definitely a sign that there is some interest lurking beneath the shadows. 5-6 years ago a product like this wouldn´t have been commercially viable at all.

    Come to think of it, could this be the first non-English book about Bourbon published outside of Japan? (I have no idea about any Japanese bourbon books but somehow I took it for granted that they have produced something).

    Any one out there who have information about other non-English titles?

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    Re: Not so quiet on the Scandinavian front

    I have a copy of WHISK(E)Y by Stefan Gabani, which was originally published in German. The copyright page as a "translated by" credit. From 1997, this is a wonderful lexicon of all things whiskey. I love the hand-drawn illustrations and the quotes thrown in on every letter's page: for example, the page for letter R has this quote:

    Let me know what brand of whiskey Grant uses.
    For if it makes fighting generals like Grant,
    I should like to get some of it for distribution.
    Abraham Lincoln

    -Matt

  3. #3
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    Re: Not so quiet on the Scandinavian front

    I was a bit confused at first, since I couldn´t find any info at all about this book or the author.

    Apparently, the German version of Amazon.com has a more effective search system (Die berümhte Deutsche Grundlichkeit! ) since a search for 'Stefan Gabani' instead led me to the book "Whisk(e)y" by Stefan Gabanyi.

    Never heard of this title before but surely this is a book about whisky in general, not specifically about Bourbon or American whiskey?

 

 

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