Great Books on Whisky

Looking to learn more about uisge beatha (which means when translated from Gaelic to English "water of life") or what most people refer to as whisky/scotch?  Don't worry, besides all of our favorite websites we've shared on another page, there are also numerous excellent books on the subject as well.  Here are some of favorite books and writers on the water of life.


Malt Whisky Yearbook 2022, Ingvar Ronde, ed. (MadDig Media Limited 2022).  Facts, people, news and stories about malt whisky updated annually.  Web:

The Whisky Kitchen by Sheila McConachie and Graham Harvey.  If you want to match food with whisky this book is for you.

Á Table - Whisky from Glass to Plate by Martine Nouet.  If you want to experiment and learn more about cooking with whisky, this is a great book.

Tasting Whiskey - An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits by Lew Bryson (Storey Publishing, 2014).  Covers all the bases.  Great read!

Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, 5th ed. by Michael Jackson (no, it's not the Jackson you're thinking of!) (Running Press, 2004).

Appreciating Whisky: The Connoisseur's Guide to Nosing, Tasting, and Enjoying Scotch by Philip Hills, (Harper Collins UK 2002).

Malt Whisky by Charles MacLean, (Mitch, 2006).

Whisky Classified: Choosing Whisky by Flavour by David Wishart, (Pavilion Books, 2006).

A Nation-by-Nation Guide to the Best World Whiskey edited by Charles MacLean, (Dorling Kindersley, 2009)

The Scotch Whisky Book by Tom Bruce-Gardyne (Lomond Books, 2002)