Has anyone a few good recommendations for whisk(e)y reading please? I came across this book in a second hand book shop and had a quick leaf through it, it seemed pretty good but I'm not sure what I'm looking for :
I've seen a few mentions around about Murray's Whiskey Bible. What's the story with this one? Is it like an almanac or something? I might get the latest one but is there going to be a huge differene between this year's and a second hand one from last year?
Oh and if there's anyone from Dublin here, a few tips on where to get either cheap/affordable or second hand books would be great
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Thanks for that plug. Truths About Whisky is essential reading if you're interested in the history of the decline and fall of Irish whiskey. Available at http://www.classicexpressions.co.uk
As a good general guide to whisky for the newbie can I recommend the very latest and very compehensive Dorling Kinderlsey tome World Whisky - a snip at £16.99 (UK price) - no doubt cheaper on Amazon.
Some decent writers too.
For a "newbie", as requested, this is the one I would buy.
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Alan, as Aidan says Peter Mulryans book is probably your best bet for a decent prespective on Irish Whiskey.
As Willie says the Malt Whisky Yearbook is a decent read.
So is 'Enjoying Malt Whisky' by Par Caldenby
Others for an easy introduction but quite comprehensive at the same time and covering most whiskey types and country's are
Whisky by Miochael Jackson.
Complete Book of Whisky by Jim Murray
Murray & Jackson can probably be called the giants of Whisky writing.
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