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Did you know?

Aeneas MacDonald's "whisky", published in 1930, is considered to be the earliest modern book on whisky to treat the subject from the point of view of the drinker rather than the producer.

Whisky books

Sometimes you just want to curl up with a good book. Maybe you want to impress your friends with a unique coffee table book. Perhaps you want to find out all the ins and outs of the whisky industry. Here is some of the most interesting books we have found that will do that and more.

malt whisky yearbook
  • Malt Whisky Yearbook
  • Since 2005 this book updated and published each year in the autumn. It includes features written by some of the biggest names in whisky, plus news on the industry and detailed information on distilleries all over the world.
jim murrays whisky bible
  • Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • Honest, passionate and forthright, Jim Murray is highly regarded in the industry for producing 'the' book for whisky tasting notes.
michael jacksons whisky companion
  • Michael Jackson's Whisky Companion
  • Written by the late and great Michael Jackson, this book is a comprehensive A to Z of whisky, including tasting notes and distillery information.
whisky galore
  • Whisky Galore
  • Novel written by Sir Compton Mackenzie in 1947 loosely based on a real-life incident. A cargo vessel loaded with whisky is wrecked off two remote scottish islands. The tale follows the escapades over the whisky while explaining life on the Outer Hebrides.