The second part of Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown's epic drinks histoire covers the cocktail golden age until the present, and is subtitled 'From publicans to master mixologists'. Engaging and easy to read stuff from these alcohol historians, this book was the winner of Best Drink History in the UK at the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
A hugely informative labour of love by Swedish publisher and whisky nut Ingvar Ronde, the 2012 Malt Whisky Yearbook is, remarkably the seventh edition, and is bigger and better than ever. With comprehensive distillery profiles, in-depth articles from some great writers and bang up to date info on the latest events in the whisky world, the Malt Whisky Yearbook is an annual institution. A uniquely pleasurable read, as always.
The 2013 edition of Ingvar Ronde's excellent yearly updated guide to the world of whisky, and we're not just saying that because he likes our blog. Packed full of distillery information from around the world as well as new articles on the state of the industry.
The 2014 edition of the excellent Malt Whisky Yearbook, edited by Swedish whisky writer Ingvar Ronde. Included once again are features from many well respected whisky writers, lists of the world's best whisky shops and websites and many new colour photographs.
Whisky: The Manual is an innovative 2014 book from whisky writer Dave Broom. It explores how to drink whisky, including which mixers to use with specific whiskies (including green tea!) and how to pair whiskies with food. A must-have book which gives new insight into the enjoyment of liquid gold.
...You're Dying to Try But (Possibly) Never Will. The third instalment in Ian Buxton's '101 Whiskies' series. A journey through whiskies which have great stories, some common, some less so, all legendary.
Gavin Smith's Whisky: A Book of Words is a journey into the vocabulary used in both the distillation and drinking of whisky. It explores words used throughout the world of whisky, taking in Japan as well as English-speaking countries.
The Scotch Whisky Book, written by Mark Skipworth and published in 1992. This gives a history of Scotch whisky, details on the differences between single malt and blends, a list of the various brands and tasting notes.
The 1989 reprint of Scotch and Water. The book was written by Neil Wilson to detail a group who sailed through the Hebrides in 1985 to discover, record the history of and taste whiskies from the distilleries on Islay, Jura, Mull and Skye.
A great coffee table whisky book, edited by Charles Maclean and featuring contributions from a Who's Who of the international whisky gliterati: Gavin D. Smith, Dave Broom, Hans Offringa, Peter Mulryan et al.
A guide to whisky from the 'Let me tell you about...' series, combining the knowledge of veteran writer Gavin Smith and friend of TWE Neil Ridley to give an engaging and well-written snapshot of the world of whisky.
A book describing a different whisky classification system to the regional one that we usually see, breaking down distilleries based on flavour profile instead. This 10th anniversary is fully updated and features more distilleries and whiskies than ever before.
An updated hardback edition of single malt pioneer Wallace Milroy's Original Malt Whisky Almanac, retitled Whisky in your Pocket, with contributions from Neil Wilson. To fully revel in the name it includes a small hipflask for you to fill and carry around, in a pocket or otherwise.