Showing posts with label Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024. Show all posts
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Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024

“Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024”

As you all know the purpose of Best Shot Whisky Reviews is to give my personal opinion on Whiskies from all around 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 10 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. 

As always, the Malt Year Book is packed with highly interesting stories, this time amongst others about Australia (The New Whisky Power House), Whisky Evolution, The Succession Conundrum of Scotch Whisky, Oxidation, Back to the Future (The Revival of Tradition) and the Relevancy of Heritage. The writers include Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison, Ian Wisniewski, Andrew Derbidge, Johanne McInnis and Kristiane Sherry.

The most important part of the book remains the detailed description of Scottish and Japanese Distilleries & slightly shorter presentations about Single Malt Whisky Distilleries from the rest of the world. All in all, a total of 821 Malt distilleries are presented with updated facts.

And there's much more such as a new item called The State of Whisky featuring  a number of Whisky icons, a presentation of 150 of the best Whisky Shops in the world, a comprehensive summary of the past whisky year and an entire chapter about the world's most important independent bottlers.

Whisky Statistics, Best Whisky Web Sites (including Best Shot Whisky Reviews ­čśâ), Distilleries per Owner, Closed Distilleries & New Distilleries and Maps complete this Book that also contains more than 500 color photos and over 200 Tasting Notes.

Year after year, this book not only manages to inform you in depth about the Malt distilleries all over the world but it also gives you solid background info that gives you an idea of the state of today's Whisky market. That's basically all you need if you want to buy one book on Whisky. And that applies to both Whisky enthusiastics and people that work in the Whisky industry.

On top of that, this book is certainly not expensive for what it offers (US$ 20) and is sold in Whisky Shops, International Book Stores, Distillery Visitor Centers and of course at the editor's website:

I wish you lots of fun with the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024!