World (Whisky) Book Day!

So it’s World Book Day today, the day where we celebrate our best loved authors, stories and every type of book you can imagine! Here at The Scotch Whisky Experience we love helping people learn about our country’s national drink and so we’ve come up with 5 of the best whisky books out there. Whether you’re looking for a fun introduction to whisky or you are interested in cooking with the water of life, this list has something for everyone.

1. The Pocket Guide to Whisky by Blair Bowman with Nikki Welch

“A fun, accessible introduction to whisky”

This fantastic little guide is ideal for those of you who want to branch out into the world of whisky. Created with a easy, usable WhiskyTubeMap – this book shows you how different whiskies from around the world relate to one another in terms of taste. Learn about the most popular distilleries, variety of styles and a range of different types of whiskies with this handy pocket guide.

You can purchase this book in-store or from our online shop here.

2. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2020 by Ingvar Ronde

“The annually updated guide to whisky distilleries and general news from the industry”

Now onto its 15th edition this wee manual is packed with up-to-date information on over 400 whisky distilleries worldwide. Give this book a read and discover; contributions from highly-esteemed whisky experts, details of whisky shops and whisky websites, find out about new, exciting bottlings and so much more! The Malt Whisky Yearbook really is an essential on a whisky lover’s shelf.

You can purchase this book in-store or from our online shop here.

3. À Table – Whisky from Glass to Plate by Martine Nouet

“A book with a pure focus on cooking with whisky”

A cookbook with a very unique slant on whisky as an accompaniment to fantastic food. Split into three sections – appetisers, main courses and desserts/cheeses each of the 60 recipes is paired perfectly with an ideal whisky. Also including a profile on the best matching whiskies, you can give it a go yourself – why not host a dinner party for your friends and surprise them with your knowledge!

You can purchase this book in-store or from our online shop here.

4. The Curious Bartender by Tristan Stephenson

“A look at Scotch & international whiskies with a focus on cocktails”

This book is brilliant if you are looking to expand your knowledge of whiskies from all around the world. With insight into the origins of distilling and fascinating stories from distilleries around the globe, you’re sure to learn some brilliant facts. Of course the book is also written by an award-winning bartender, giving you some fantastic cocktail recipes to try and recommends the perfect mixers to go with your whiskies.

You can purchase this book in-store or from our online shop here.

5. 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die by Ian Buxton

“A fun take on the ‘best of’ whisky lists”

So this is not like a normal ‘best of whisky’ list, it doesn’t rate the best whiskies you should try before you die – no this book is all about your whisky education. With recommendations of oldies, newbies and relatively ‘unknownies’ this guide will help enthusiasts find the whiskies that will complete their whisky education.

You can purchase this book in-store or from our online shop here.

We have a whole host of other books available, pop into our shop to find out about our selection from our fantastic staff or head to our online store today! *Please note we only ship within the UK.

Slàinte Mhath!


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