Edinburgh International Book Festival

If you’re visiting Edinburgh for the Festival, don’t forget to have a look in at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

It is set in a specially created tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens, right in the heart of Edinburgh. The Book Festival offers something for just about every age and every interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion.

More than 800 authors in over 700 events feature each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

We are particularly interested in the Scottish related events and many of these are already sold out. For details of those events and how to book; see here.

For our part, we are happy to offer two publications that are whisky related and are available from Whisky Please together with two fantastic whiskies…

edinburgh international book festivalShackleton “Journey” whisky was produced by Mackinlay’s to mark and celebrate the journey of Shackleton to the South Pole in the early part of the twentieth century. With this whisky, we are giving away a free “Shackleton’s Whisky” book worth £16.99 with every bottle purchased. This book tells the tale of Shackleton’s journey and the subsequent discovery of the Mackinlay’s Whisky 100 years after the expedition. With its crystal clear prose, thoughtful research and some superb photographs, this book – like the whisky, is a real treat. Details of the Shackleton Whisky can be found here.

Another literary offering from us is a great book titled “101 Whiskies to Try” which comes in a delightful presentation case alongside a bottle of Glenfarclas 21 year old single malt whisky. The book is a “must read” pocket-sized guide to 101 whiskies that one should literally try before one dies. It avoids the pretentiously obscure, the ridiculously limited and the wildly expensive. Whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, bright newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that are asking to be drunk. It makes a great gift.Edinburgh International Book Festival

If you do get a chance to visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival, make sure you look out the Scottish related sections.

Keep up to speed on all the events from the book festival by following @whiskyplease and #EdBookFest on Twitter and Facebook .


Whisky Ian.