The most updated whisky book on the market is coming out soon – the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 is being published at the start of October. This is the 16th edition of a book that whisky enthusiasts look forward to every new release around the world.

Personally, I am huge fan of the book, recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about Malt Whisky and the industry behind it and for sure, buy it every year without fail!

The 2021 release covers 665 malt whisky distilleries around the world with all the facts updated over 200 pages. There is also new articles by distinguished writers, such as Charles MacLean, Gavin D Smith, Neil Ridley, Jonny McCormick, Joel Harrison and Ian Wisniewski.

The latest version includes more than 200 tasting notes, including independent bottlings. One new feature for 2021 is the opportunity to ‘meet’ seven Whisky Legends with 358 years of combined experience between them.

Other features include:

  • a listing of more than 150 of the world’s greatest whisky shops
  • the Whisky Year That Was – the most comprehensive summary of the news and trends in the industry
  • an entire chapter about the world’s leading independent bottlers
  • all the latest info on bottlings and web sites as well as the latest statistics and figures

The Malt Whisky Yearbook is the brainchild of editor Ingvar Ronde and was first published in autumn 2005. Since then a new and completely revised edition has been published every year and what started out as a go-to book for whisky enthusiasts wanting to keep abreast of the ever-changing malt whisky world, soon became a tool also for the whisky industry.

Many producers now buy it for their staff (brand ambassadors, tour guides, sales people etc.) to keep them informed about the latest developments.

The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 is sold through for £14.95 plus shipping.

Available for preorder now with shipping starting 1st October.

For ReferenceAn Inside the Cask chat with…the Malt Whisky Yearbook Founder Ingvar Ronde

Ingvar Ronde

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