Our list of some of the best Whiskey books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Tasting Whiskey: An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits (2014)
- Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2019 (2018)
- Whiskey When We’re Dry: A Novel (2019)
- Whiskey Words & a Shovel I (2017)
- Whiskey Words & Shovel Box Set Volume 1-3 (2017)
- Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2020: North American Edition (2020)
- The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More (Joy of Series) (2014)
- Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life (2015)
- Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (2005)
- Whiskey & Ribbons: A Novel (2019)
- Great Whiskeys: 500 of the Best From Around the World (2018)
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Pour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world’s greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you’ll discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques.
Jim Murray is a legend and leading player on the world’s whisky stage. It is now over 25 years since he became the world’s first-ever full time whisky writer. And this 2019 edition of his Whisky Bible marks the 16th year of annual publication.
In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family’s homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home.
Whiskey Words & a Shovel I (2017)
Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel, Vol. 1, is about reclaiming your power on the path to a healthy relationship. It is a testament to choosing to love yourself, even if it means heartbreak. Originally released in 2015, this re-rerelease packs the same punch as the first version, but makes an even greater connection with the soul of the reader.
Volumes I-III of the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series in a sleek slipcase.
This is the world’s most influential book on whisky. Thanks to industry guru Jim Murray and his internationally acclaimed annual Whisky Bible, the Japanese are now running out of their own single malt and people have fought in Toronto liquor stores to grab the last bottle of his World Whisky of the Year.
The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More (Joy of Series) (2014)
”If you’re going to invest the $100 or so to get a basic equipment and recipe kit, then you’ll want to take care in ensuring that your first batch is brewed correctly.” –Rick Morris, HowBrewBeer covers nearly every facet of distilling: Author Rick Morris, who has been selling distillation equipment for over 25 years, even includes his own recipes for different types of spirits and drink recipes.
Whiskey is in the midst of a huge renaissance. Ten years ago, the United States housed sixty-nine craft distillers; today, there are more than four hundred. Exports of Scotch whisky grew 12 percent just last year.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (2005)
DESCRIPTION: Elmore Leonard meets Franz Kafka in the wild, improbably true story of the legendary outlaw of Budapest. Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief, a sort of Cary Grant–if only Grant came from Transylvania, was a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper, and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants.
Whiskey & Ribbons: A Novel (2019)
Evi―a classically-trained ballerina―was nine months pregnant when her husband Eamon was killed in the line of duty on a steamy morning in July.
The ideal drinking companion for any whiskey lover-generous, knowledgeable, and willing to go anywhere, Great Whiskeys covers every whiskey style, from single malt, blended, and grain, to bourbon, rye, and more. Covering 22 countries of heritage and innovative brands, enthusiasts and converts alike will not find a more comprehensive, accessible, and travel-friendly resource.
Best Whiskey Books You Must Read
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The New Kindred Spirits: More Than 2,000 All-New Whiskey, Brandy, Agave Spirits, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Amari, Bitters, and Liqueur Reviews from F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
Author(s): F. Paul Pacult
ID: 2999726, Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc., Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Bourbon: The Story of Kentucky Whiskey
Author(s): Clay Risen
ID: 3162072, Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, Year: 2021, Size: 164 Mb, Format: epub
Crazy Kind of Beautiful
Author(s): Whiskey Gray
ID: 3002719, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.