Industry mourns 'genius' writer Jackson

03 September, 2007

Highly-respected drinks writer Michael Jackson has died at the age of 65.

Jackson specialised in beer and whisky writing. His bibliography includes the Encyclopaedia of Whisky and the Great Beer Guide.

Tributes have been left on the British Guild of Beer Writers’ website.

Writer Roger Protz said: “He was the best and always will be the best. His genius was to be able to write simply and beautifully about beer.”

Meantime brewery founder Alastair Hook said: “To me he was the great inspiration, he turned base metal into gold with his writing. Not only was it full of articulate observation of the character of beer itself, but it wove in to its nature the history of the peoples and society that created it.”

Jackson died at his London home on Aug 30. Details of the funeral have not yet been confirmed.




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Richard Hemming MW asks: what’s the next step for indies?

In the not-too-distant future, when all humans are born with inbuilt VR headsets and Trump is Supreme Commander of the Known Universe, how will students of wine look back on the present era of retail in the UK? And, in such a dystopian world, why would anyone care?

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter