The Founder’s Tale

by Pip Hills


The Founder’s Tale

The colourful story of the founder and founding of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society – the internationally renowned organization which offers its members the world’s widest selection of single cask whiskies

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This is the story of how one man, with a bit of help from his friends, created a revolution in the hitherto staid world of Scotch Whisky. But by creating the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, he gave whisky drinkers access to the finest distilled liquor on the planet – and what’s more, he had a great time doing it.

The book is a collection of stories about Pip and his friends and how they brought Scotland’s finest product to a waiting world. It begins in a small farm in Aberdeenshire and moves through high places (The World Trade Centre) and low (a jungle dive in the South Seas), with the help of the famous and the obscure, the good, the bad and the mildly delinquent. There are high mountains and wild seas, and a trip (with whisky) to Communist eastern Europe in a vintage Lagonda.

Pip Hills has had a varied career. After studying philosophy he has, at various times, worked as a docker, a crane driver, a truck driver and a scuba diving instructor. He found more gainful employment as an Inspector of Taxes, and also ran his own accountancy for 20 years.

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ISBN: 9781780276281

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Food and Drink