Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible 2021 North American Edition

This is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to the world’s whiskies ever produced. Honest, forthright and proudly independent, Jim Murray has, for this 18th edition, tasted and rated over 4,500 whiskies, shedding light on more than 1,800 Scottish single malts, nearly 400 blended Scotches and in excess of 900 American whiskies. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible provides an unrivalled and invaluable source of reference to the consumer, the whisky industry and the drinks trade alike. In terms of whisky, this is the gospel!

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This is the world’s most influential book on whiskey.

Thanks to industry guru Jim Murray and his internationally acclaimed annual Whiskey Bible, the Japanese are now running out of their own single malt and people have fought in Toronto liquor stores to grab the last bottle of his World Whiskey of the Year.

Rye, Irish Pot Still and Bourbon have all seen a massive resurgence in recent years not least thanks to the visionary campaigning of the world’s first-ever full time professional whiskey writer.

Jim Murray has now tasted over 21,000 different whiskies for the Whiskey Bible since it first hit the shelves in 2003.

For this 2021 edition Mr Murray reflects on another 1,252.

The 4,500 whiskies included in this 2021 edition range from Scottish Single malts to Australian; from Canadian to Austrian. The whiskies from over 30 different countries are included. And evaluated in his forthright, honest, amusing, fiercely independent and non-pretentious style.

Make Mine a Double: The Whisky Bible’s Two Editions.

Apart from being the most authoritative and detailed book on whisky in the world, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible has always set out to be the most comprehensive and easy to use, too.

That is why there is now both a standard and North American edition.

So, if you are in a hurry and have only moments to make a quick decision about buying a whisk(e)y, then if it is bourbon, rye and other American whiskeys you are looking for, the North American edition now lists those at the front of the book lining up the brands  alphabetically as well as by State. And this followed directly by the Canada section, making this edition of the Whiskey Bible even more North American user friendly.

For Scotch lovers around the world, the standard Jim Murray Whisky Bible presents you the single malts section distillery by distillery alphabetically as before.

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I’ve been buying the bible

I’ve been buying the bible for at least 10 years. It’s not the whisky, it’s not the reviews, it’s the side-splitting humours observations and Jim’s literary style and language!!! Actually, I also like the bravery Jim has to recommend outside the accepted norms, like Johnny Black and Balentines. Usually frowned on by so-called experts.

Mike Cramb
May 30, 2021

I love using my bible

I love using my bible to compare my thoughts on a whisky compares with Jim. Also useful when deciding on what Whisky to buy.

John Connolly
September 2, 2020

I love the whisky bible,

I love the whisky bible, a true religion for the whisky enthusiast, its a mind opener.

Veldeman ivo
September 23, 2020

I have them all

I have them all

Freydar Olsen
September 14, 2020

Have bought the Bible every

Have bought the Bible every year since 2007. Jim Murray is the foremost authority on whisky and his reviews are entertaining as well as informative. Can’t think of buying whisky without consulting it!

Mark Alan Vanstone
March 31, 2021

the guidance of good whisky

the guidance of good whisky all over the world .

Spencer Wu
February 23, 2021

Having visited distilleries in Scotland

Having visited distilleries in Scotland and Ireland books on the history have made the enjoyment of Whisky greater. The Movie ‘The Angels Share’ made Jim’s books come to life.

Rhonda SHEEN
November 17, 2020

Always enjoy the Bible. I

Always enjoy the Bible. I was lucky this year, having purchased three bottles of Alberta Premium Cask Strength about a week before the 2021 edition came out!

B. Rask
October 19, 2020

Year after year it is

Year after year it is still a pleasure to read this poetry about whisky (for a French man). Alaways humoristic and never “over serious” a

October 19, 2020

Looking forward to see it

Looking forward to see it

Eric Lahra
October 12, 2020

Great book for Whisky lovers

Great book for Whisky lovers

Milind Desai
September 26, 2020

I love the Bible, it

I love the Bible, it is very easy to understand the taste of a whisky before buying and is very appetizing, makes you dream of the taste of the whisky just by reading!

February 11, 2020

Supporter of good whiskey

Supporter of good whiskey

Lars Robinn Simmelkjaer
September 24, 2019

Simply Great For a Wishkey

Simply Great For a Whiskey lover .

Raajkumar Gupta
October 19, 2019

Past editions have been instructive.

Past editions have been instructive. Looking forward to receiving the 2020 offering.

David B Heasley
October 19, 2019

“May the water of life

“May the water of life flow through our veins just as the words of freedom escape our breath.”

Christo Ry
September 19, 2019

Very simply the go-to book

Very simply the go-to book for all things whiskey. Authoritative, clear, comprehensive.

David Pruett
September 18, 2019

We might need to get

We might need to get another bookshelf. This is my husband’s ‘go to’ book for any whisky information. The reviews are often amusing, and are referred to at the tastings he both runs and attends.

Susan Holford
September 20, 2019

Most honest and entertaining book

Most honest and entertaining book in this business since 2003 👍

Christine von Allwoerden
September 18, 2019

Have all of Jim’s books

Have all of Jim’s books dating back to 2006.
It’s a must have in every whisky lovers library.

Kevin Westbrook
September 19, 2019

A must for any whiskey

A must for any whiskey lover’s bookshelf.

Jean-Marc Demers
September 20, 2019