This is a book I always make a point of purchasing each year and I probably look forward to it more than Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. I still purchase both, the Whisky Bible for the tasting notes and the Whisky Yearbook for the more indepth coverage of the distilleries etc. Saying that I'm sure I read somewhere that they were going to include some tasting notes this year and I just hope this won't be at the expense of the previously successful format of the book.
In a few words: Excellent value and interesting values. The big strength of this book is that even if you have read the 2008 version, you still enjoy reading again the distillery section of the version 2009 from A to T..
eelbrook wrote:This has now been published and can be ordered from the 'official' website for £12.95 plus minimal P&P.
Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one this morning and hopefully it will be here soon (hopefully they aren't using the same fulfilment house as WM used for their tastings book)
Puts the WM publication to shame!
I've only spent ten minutes flicking through the Yearbook, but am already very, very impressed. It's absolutely smack-bang up-to-date. For example, bottle pics and narrative about "Ardbeg Blasda" and "PC7". Also, the content's pretty much all new each year (apart obviously from the distillery history bits).
A world apart from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, which is often 'behind the pace' by publication and with 80% of the narrative just being re-prints from previous years.
The Yearbook is the best whisky book. Period. And this year with tasting notes as well!
DanAir wrote:I just ordered this from Amazon.co.uk for £8.42. I also noticed that they have Whisky Magazine 10 years Tastings book there.
Thanks for that I'm going to order mine in the morning.
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