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Old 02-04-2008, 10:11 PM   #11
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Not sure if they are different printings, but Ive got them one with bottles on the cover. It has a 2003 copyright. Great book!
Ditto.

Besides, Amazon US says that the other is out of stock. Get the one with the bottles on the cover. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:45 AM   #12
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Ditto.

Besides, Amazon US says that the other is out of stock. Get the one with the bottles on the cover. You won't be disappointed.
Amazon Canada say both are out of stock, but i think the one with the bottles was less money. Thanks all for your help, I will place my order today.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:24 PM   #13
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I got the one with the wood planks for Xmas...
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:26 PM   #14
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I received my Rum book and I took it with me on my trip to Mexico. It was a nice book, more in the coffee table style. The book had a great deal of more pictures of a more artistic nature and I dont think they much added to the book or any of the writing.

I was hoping to get a little more out of this book than I did. He spent a great deal of time talking about stills and setting and all that, but didnt really go into much detail about how they actually work. Perhaps a few schematics would have added more credence to the written description. I am sure Dave Broom is very knowlegable in the distillation process, but it sure did not translate to my own understanding of the process by the way it was written. Maybe if you had a bit of knowledge to begin with it may have come across clearer.

He went into some lengthy descriptions on fusel oils and a few other things, but ultimately did not provide a basic description to what he was talking about. So unless you knew about these things before you read the book, it was a little meaningless.

I was also hoping the section on tasting and evaluating would have been better and far more detailed. Rightly or wrongly I was expecting more.

If I had to do it all again, I dont know that I would have purchased it.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:50 PM   #15
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It would be Broom's "Rum". No it's not a treatise on distilling and stills, but it's not intended to be.
I agree that it was not supposed to be so, but if he is going to refer to the process, at least a simple overview to bring the readers up to a basic level of understanding only seems reasonable.

From a history and overview perspective, it is as i expected...no great detail, but more a brief synopsis of each of the general areas with reference to that regions major players and or influences.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:25 AM   #16
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I actually found his book highly useful when discussing distilling. He opens up the concepts of heads, hearts, and tails as well as discusses setting different marks which is very important in creating and maintaining well blended rums.

If its a schematic you desire, wikipedia has a great description of it as well as schematics at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distillation.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:33 PM   #17
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If anyone is interested, over at Abebooks, they have a number of copies available for $10-$12 a copy. I snagged one with free shipping for $12.40.http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...6x%3D0%26y%3D0
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:40 AM   #18
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I like the book but there are a couple of negatives for me. At times I find the writing-style a bit sloppy - it doesn't read as well as it could or should do. I also wish there were more information on Central and South American rum, as I find the book to be a little too Caribbean-orientated. Good read though in general.

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Old 04-25-2009, 01:13 PM   #19
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I gotta get his Rum book before May 8th, as I'll be at the Spirit of Toronto (Whisky Show) http://www.spiritoftoronto.ca/

where David Broom, will be present. I bought tickets for his pre-show tasting and his master-class - looking forward to this show and hopefully get him to sign a book.
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I'm sure that will be a great experience meeting with Dave Broom in person. I bought his book from Amazon.ca and received in about a week so you'd still have time if you ordered it soon. I couldn't find it at any of the local Chapters stores in stock. It's getting a little dated but is still an excellent reference; can you ask him if he's planning an updated version?
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