Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021

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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 whisky.

Thanks to industry guru Jim Murray and his internationally acclaimed annual Whisky 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 Whisky 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 whisky writer.

Jim Murray has now tasted over 21,000 different whiskies for the Whisky 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 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

Lars Robinn Simmelkjaer
September 24, 2019

Simply Great For a Whiskey lover .

Raajkumar Gupta
October 19, 2019

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

David B Heasley
October 19, 2019

“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 for all things whiskey. Authoritative, clear, comprehensive.

David Pruett
September 18, 2019

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 in this business since 2003 👍

Christine von Allwoerden
September 18, 2019

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 lover’s bookshelf.

Jean-Marc Demers
September 20, 2019
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