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.
Some absolutely gorgeous recipes here, perfect for anyone trying to convince their better half that whisky can be fun. Just rustle up your lady a Double Chocolate Drambuie Dream and she'll find it hard to say no. To another Double Chocolate Drambuie Dream.
Author: Richard Paterson & Gavin D Smith / Whisky Book
The legend speaks! Anyone who's ever been to a tasting by Richard Paterson will want a copy of this new work, subtitled 'The passionate revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender'. Sounds pretty racy, doesn't it?
A snapshot of the whisky industry in the 1970s. At the time of publication, Caperdonich was one of the newest distilleries (since closed) and the book includes notes on whisky distilleries from around the world.
The 1987 edition of now sadly departed Michael Jackson's the world Guide to Whisky. Illustrated with many photographs, this looks at production methods and geographical traditions of every significant whisky producing region of the world. A fascinating read.
This is the 1971 edition of The Whiskies of Scotland, written by R McDowall. The book gives a detailed history of the industry, including a recession that closed a glut of distilleries and also acts as a guide to those that accept visitors.
A paperback edition of 2011's coffee table hardback guide through Dominic Roskrow's favourite drams from around the world. Beautifully photographed and unfussily written, this is a great way to find some new drams.
Colin Bell's 1985 Drambusters guide to Scotch whisky gives details of the history and production process of Scotch in an informal style. It also includes a handy FAQ section and many recipes which need whisky, in terms of both cooking and cocktails.
The Whisk(e)y Treasury by Walter Schobert was originally published in German in 1999. This is the English translation published in 2002. It has thousands of details about whisky terms, distilleries and others in a glossary-type format.