Malt Whisky Yearbook 2023

”Thank You For This Year Book”

(Suggestion for new Abba Song)

Whisky Review # 967-B

Country: Sweden 🇸🇪
Region: Malmo
Brand: Malt Whisky Yearbook 2023
Edited by: Ingvar Ronde
Type: Word Whisky Book
Age: 18 Years
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): Cask Strength
Maturation: Unknown. Said to include lots of trips around the Whisky World
Chill Filtration: No (It's perfect as presented)
Price Range: US$ 18-20 + Shipping (November 2022) - Excellent P/Q ratio.
Price/Quality Ratio: 👍 The best annual book on whisky that money can buy  
Buying Advice: 👍 My personal favourite Whisky Book

Colour: Red & Green with shades of Orange, Brown & White (Artificially Coloured) 


There are immediate notes of Wet Paper, Ink and Cardboard. Therefore I urge you to leave the book open for a while before Reading.

Main Aromas:

Lowlands on a High by Gavin D. Smith, The Scotch Whisky Association "Rottweiler or St. Bernard", Green Malt (Whisky Sustainability) by Kristiane Sherry and the description of 774 Malt Whisky Distilleries Around the World.           

Supportive Aroma Accents:

More Than 200 Tasting Notes, Whisky Blogs, Websites & You Tube channels, Active Distilleries per Owner, Over 150 Whisky Shops, Statistics and Maps.


A very tasteful mix of knowledge, more than 500 colour photos and Whisky fun that can be enjoyed on a daily basis.

Main Flavours:

The Whisky Jigsaw Puzzle by Johanne McInnis, The Heat Is On (Toasting, Charring & Rejuvenating Casks) by Ian Wisniewski and The Year That Was.

Supportive Flavour Accents:

Ghost Distilleries (Lost But Not Forgotten), New Distilleries, Closed Distilleries, The Independent Bottlers and the Index.  


Very Long! It's hard to put the book down!

Reading Advice:

I always read it neat. No need to add Water to this book. 

Rating: 90 - Stars on a 1-10 scale: 9 (*********)

Nose: 22.5 - Taste: 22.5 - Finish: 22.5 - Overall: 22.5

Reading Experience Neat
: Excellent

Reading Experience on the Rocks: Very Good (Use a pillow for extra comfort!)                                                       

As you all know the purpose of Best Shot Whisky Reviews is to give my personal opinion on Whiskies from every corner of the world. As it's important to maintain my independent position I'm not engaged in any commercial activity. But, as I have done over the last 8 years, I would like to make an exception to be able to share with you the new edition of The Malt Whisky Yearbook by Ingvar Ronde that has been released every year since 2005.

This annual release gets lots of great critics & deservedly so. It's the best all-round fully up-dated book on the World of Whisky that exists today. And it comes at a very affordable price. It's nice to receive as a gift and great to give away to friends and family interested in whisky. It's the only Whisky book that's always on my desk when writing reviews. You can't go wrong with the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2023 and you can order it here:


Jan van den Ende 🥃                                                                 November 1, 2022

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