Valentino Zagatti, The unseen Collection
Hans & Becky Offringa, internationally known as The Whisky Couple, have published a series of books about The Unseen Valentino Zagatti Collection, commissioned by Scotch Whisky International.
The publication consists of five separate volumes. All bottles are arranged alphabetically within a timeline, starting with the oldest bottle in the collection, dating from 1843. Where possible, historical context is added.
The four volumes that contain images and descriptions of the bottles, each start with a short essay, treating topics such as Mr. Valentino Zagatti, The History of Glass, The History of the Label and The Psychology of Collecting.
The fith volume consists of information about the museum, various indexes with which bottles easily can be found and an extensive register of whisky companies. This volume forms a guide to get access to the collection and is called the Appendix.
The series of five books is presented in a specially designed luxury cassette as a limited edition of 500. Bound in beautiful dark blue imitation leather.
The Unseen Valentino Zagatti Collection consists of 5 volumes, 300 pages each, size per book approx. 21x27,5 cm, packaged in a sturdy slipcase. The total weight of the set is approximately 15 Kilo’s.
More information: www.theunseencollection.com
"This massive undertaking has been meticulously researched and executed by Hans and Becky.
It is an invaluable reference for collectors, but it also provides an insight into the history of bottled malt whisky” - Charles MacLean
Michael Urquhart - Gordon & MacPhail
' I am sure the book will become a great reference for those in the industry for many years to come '
Annabel Meikle, Director of The Keepers of the Quaich: "The Unseen Valentino Zagatti Collection set of 5 books is a beautiful documentation of this stunning collection of whisky. The story begins in 1843 with the first and oldest bottle in the collection and Hans and Becky have set the scene of the time of this bottling with significant figures and events of that particular year. The detailed information in this reference work is invaluable. Each volume opens with an interesting essay relating to whisky bottles. The books are illustrated with crisp images which showcase the myriad of colours within the spirit and the variety of bottle shapes over time. It is fascinating to see the developing styles with each brand, some familiar and some long forgotten. For this reason, the infinite value of this collection is evident. This is truly a labour of love for all of those involved, a celebration of whisky past and present. "