The latest edition of the Malt Whisky Yearbook will shortly be released on 8 October. This will be the sixth edition of the book that is released annually and is the brainchild of Ingvar Ronde, who is the book's editor. The Malt Whisky Yearbook is one of the most comprehensive whisky books available on the market and covers the facts, people, news and stories that make the whisky industry tick. It is renowned throughout the industry as an essential item for any whisky beginner or connoisseur to own. The book is set out in an easy-to-use format and is written with industry jargon kept to a minimum.
The book holds a place close to our hearts at Whisky For Everyone - it is 'the' book that has taught us the most and continues to teach us the most about the many facets of the whisky industry. When we were first beginning less than three years ago, the whisky world was a daunting place and we found that the Malt Whisky Yearbook was the most accessible of any book - it made things make sense. As a result, we are delighted that Whisky For Everyone is included in the book for the second year running in the 'Favourite websites' section.
The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2011 has a long list of features that are worth mentioning. These include ....
- Distillery profiles, including a history time-line for each and what is currently going on at each with regards to production, bottlings, marketing etc
- A total of 250 different tasting notes, including over 100 new ones
- In depth articles by heavyweight whisky journalists such as Ian Buxton, Charles MacLean, Hans Offringa, Dominic Roskrow, Gavin D Smith and Ian Wisniewski
- An enlarged chapter on foreign distilleries around the world, including a brand new re-written chapter on Japanese distilleries by Chris Bunting of the Nonjatta whisky blog
- A new, expanded section about the independent bottling companies
- Comprehensive reviews of the last year within the whisky industry, including facts, statistics and figures
- The latest information on new bottlings, websites and blogs, plus a section recommending good existing whisky shops, books, magazines, blogs and websites
Our advice is, if you buy no other whisky book this year, then buy this one! Details of how to pre-order can be found on www.maltwhiskyyearbook.com or it will be available on general release on 8 October.