"Independent Scotch" by David Stirk

by David Stirk in Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

"Independent Scotch" by David Stirk
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On 13th January 2023 we successfully raised £21,020 with 243 supporters in 56 days

Pre-order "Independent Scotch - The History of Independent Bottlers" By David Stirk and exclusive Electric Coo bottling to mark the launch.

by David Stirk in Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

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Cover the costs of printing the book and bottling the Electric Coo

“Independent Scotch - The History of Independent Bottlers” by David Stirk charts the demise of the small blending and brokering firms from the 1940s through to the 80s and then the rise of the Independent Bottler from the late 1980s onwards. Intertwined is the story of his own career in the whisky industry and the beginnings through to the sale of The Creative Whisky Co Ltd. The book discusses the impact of Independent Bottlers and their place within the modern industry. Also, and in collaboration with Thijs Klaverstijn, the book outlines the history of all of the major Indy bottlers; including interviews and contributions from some of the best known names. The book will be a unique insight into a much-loved part of the Scotch whisky industry.

[Image reproduced with kind permission from WhiskyAuctioneer - actual book cover may differ from representative image]

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The cask has been chosen - North British 1996 26 years old single cask bottled as an Electric Coo bottling.1669668937_2eba2e71-aae3-4509-9b2b-05f41106aa68.jpeg

For 5 lucky buyers of the Exclusive bottle and signed book reward they will each receive a bottle from my Exclusive Malts collection. These names will be drawn once the Crowdfunder has ended.

Best of luck and thank you for your support!


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Signed Book

A signed edition of "Independent Scotch" UK Delivered Collection NL (either WIN, Heiloo or Dramtime, Musselkanaal)

£37 or more

43 of 300 claimed

Signed Book

Delivery to Netherlands, Deutschland, Belgium * - for all other markets there may be a postal surcharge.

£110 or more

139 of 250 claimed

Book & Bottle

Signed Edition of "Independent Scotch" and an exclusive Electric Coo Series Single Cask Scotch whisky bottling - details to follow (but guaranteed to be younger than 50 and older than 3 years of age) Delivery to UK, NL, DE, BE * - please note for other markets there may be a postal surcharge. All help will be given to find solutions to international shipping and collections. If bought as a gift I can send a Gift Certificate in name of recipient

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