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Recommended Whisk(e)y Reads

K. A. Mera "K. A. Mera"
 
The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom
The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom
"This is it - the classic guide to Scotch Single Malt Whisky. Written over a century ago, it is worth a small fortune as a first edition, now available to all."
Appreciating Whisky
Appreciating Whisky
"Having read this, you will know everything about nosing, tasting and enjoying whisk(e)y."
The World Whisky Guide
The World Whisky Guide
"This book covers Scotch, Irish and American whiskey. A great book by a great author."
Malt Whisky Companion
Malt Whisky Companion
"This book describes over 800 single malt whiskies in terms of colour, nose, body, palate and finish plus with a score from 1 to 100."
The Malt Whisky File
The Malt Whisky File
"After Murray and Jackson, this is the third great classic guide to malt whiskies."
The Whiskey Treasury
The Whiskey Treasury
"Written by a German Professor living on Islay, this little gem contains over 2,000 terms from Abbot's Choice to Yukon Jack."
Classic Blended Scotch (Classic drinks series)
Classic Blended Scotch (Classic drinks series)
"Murray again, this time on blended whisky. The first book exclusively devoted to blends. An essential read."
Whisky Galore (Essential Penguin)
Whisky Galore (Essential Penguin)
"Pull up a chair, pour yourself a dram of your favourite malt and read this book. Based on a true story, this is a perfect read for those cold winter evenings."
Whisky Galore [VHS] [1949]
Whisky Galore [VHS] [1949]
"Having read the book, you might want to see the film. Made in 1949, it has become a classic in its own right."
The Making of Scotch Whisky: A History Of The Scottish Whisky Distilling Industry
The Making of Scotch Whisky: A History Of The Scottish Whisky Distilling Industry
"Originally published in 1981, this updated version will provide you with a solid historical background. A must on any connoisseur's bookshelf."
Visiting Distilleries: The Angels' Share Guide
Visiting Distilleries: The Angels' Share Guide
"From Aberfeldy to Tomatin, this companion covers over 40 distilleries in Scotland and Ireland. Not to be missed if you intend to visit the home of whisky."
The Whisky Trails: A Traveller's Guide to Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Trails: A Traveller's Guide to Scotch Whisky
"Single malt freak - buy this book! Extensive travel guide to Scotland and its distilleries. Revised edition and money well spent."
Scotch Missed: Lost Distilleries of Scotland
Scotch Missed: Lost Distilleries of Scotland
"Ever heard of distilleries such as Gerston or Stronachie? Want to learn more about these and other lost distilleries? Get this very well researched book."
Classic Bourbon, Tennessee and Rye Whiskey
Classic Bourbon, Tennessee and Rye Whiskey
"Yes, it's Murray again, and no, it's not about Scotch whisky this time. If you love American whiskey, buy this book. If you don't, you will after having read it."
Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky
"Back to Scotland with this volume. 160 pages packed with historical photos."
The Malt Whisky Cellarbook
The Malt Whisky Cellarbook
"You've started your own collection. Now you'll want to keep a record of your purchases and nosing sessions. Tech geeks will use their PDA, for the rest of us I recommend this book."
Scotch & Water: An Illustrated Guide to the Hebridean Malt Whisky Distilleries
Scotch & Water: An Illustrated Guide to the Hebridean Malt Whisky Distilleries
"Slightly outdated, this still is a good read for anyone with an interest in Hebridean distilleries."
The History of the Distillers Company, 1877-1939: Diversification and Growth in Whisky and Chemicals
The History of the Distillers Company, 1877-1939: Diversification and Growth in Whisky and Chemicals
"History of the most powerful concern in the whisky industry of the 20th century."
The Alcohol Textbook: A Reference for the Beverage, Fuel and Industrial Alcohol Industries
The Alcohol Textbook: A Reference for the Beverage, Fuel and Industrial Alcohol Industries
"This collection of scientific papers is a treasure for anyone seriously interested in alcohol production. Strong background in chemistry and/or biology recommended to understand the texts."
Collected Poems of Robert Burns (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
Collected Poems of Robert Burns (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
"Essential for your Burns night. Includes «Ode to a Haggis» and «Auld Lang Syne» plus many more."
The Winnowing
The Winnowing
"And if you don't want to make a complete fool of yourself while singing «Auld Lang Syne» you should know that the tune is slightly different to your usual American variant. Buy this to practice."
Scots-English, English-Scots Practical Dictionary (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary)
Scots-English, English-Scots Practical Dictionary (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary)
"This is for you to actually understand the lyrics."
The Rough Guide to Scotland (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
The Rough Guide to Scotland (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
"You've tasted the whisky, now you want to see the country. Don't leave home without this one."