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[10 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 982 views]
Book review : Malt Whisky Yearbook 2014

It’s October, and It’s time for the annual MWYB. I’ve written and reviewed this book for the last 3 or 4 years, and I don’t know about you, but for me this is the definitive whisky book. As one of my FB friends noted : “this is the only whisky book you really have to buy” and I do agree. …

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[17 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,331 views]
Book Review: 101 World Whiskies to try before you die

Before i dive into the book, I just wanted to share a lovely inscription that i found on the first page of this book (sent to me by Ian Buxton the Author) : “Stop at 100, live forever” – lovely isn’t it?
Now, this is yet another interesting book, that is a sequel to the very successful 101 whiskies to try …

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[22 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,379 views]
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2013 edition–Review

It’s that time of year, and it’s time for this year’s MWYB 2013, I reviewed the 2012 edition, and this one walks the well trodden path, but as always, never fails to deliver. A lovely bunch of talented whisky writers at the top of their game, have contributed some great pieces: starting with Gavin Smith illustrating “Secondary Malts taking center …

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[15 Oct 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,423 views]
Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert by Davin D.K

A few very interesting and well written books have been published and released in the past months and I am about to review a couple of such books, The first of which is an excellent book dealing with Canadian whisky, named simply “Canadian Whisky” and written by a true Canadian whisky lover, and perhaps the man who knows the most …

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[12 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,096 views]
Whisky Bible 2013 is released. Let the hoo-ha begin…

It’s October again, and time for the yearly release of JM’s (in)famous whisky bible. While very controversial (and not liked by a lot of whisky geek and lovers) It can not be ignored since it’s one of the best selling whisky books yearly, and maybe the most expansive reference books dealing with whisky. A few year’s ago I bought the …

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[1 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 1,551 views]
Book Review : Malt Whisky Yearbook 2012

Before I start reviewing this excellent book,Let’s set one thing clear. It’s true that Whisky Israel is featured this year’s edition as part of the “New Blogs to watch” (p.103), but this is clearly not the reason i am posting this review. I am
mentioning this just for the sake of transparency,to be 100% true to you readers.
Oh gosh, i’ve …

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[24 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 8,046 views]
Whisky Bible 2012 winners are announced!

It’s this time of the year again, and Jim Murray’s whisky bible award winners are announced. While I do not rely on the bible as my source for looking up whiskies, a lot of people are, so this is an important announcement (especially for the winners – which will most definitely see a surge in demand).
This year’s big winner is …

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[24 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 1,445 views]
Good News! – Whisky Israel to be featured on the Malt Whisky yearbook 2012

A bit of good news I thought I’d share them with you, my readers. I guess None of you needs an introduction to the Malt Whisky Yearbook (THE authoritative book that whisky enthusiasts worldwide look forward to each autumn).Well, last night i got some wonderful news from the editor of MWYB, Ingvar Ronde : It appears that for the first …

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[3 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,091 views]
Book Review: Goodness Nose

During May 2010 I visited the Isle of Jura as part of my visit with my father to the Fies Ile festival (as I posted about before – here and here). While visiting the distillery, my father decided to get me a gift from the shop, and had purchased me a book by one Richard Paterson named ‘Goodness Nose’. …

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[7 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 916 views]
Book Review : Malt Whisky Yearbook 2011

Yes,  I know a lot of bloggers reviewed this book recently, but I feel I need to give you my 2 cents worth of opinion about that one too…
Let me just say that : If you are going to only buy one whisky related book this year, get this one. really. It is the first time I am buying this …