Malt Whisky Yearbook – '09 edition

The 4th edition of what I have referred to as “an indispensable guide – attractive, well done and packed with information” is just about to be published. If it’s as good as past years (and I have no reason to believe it won’t be) it should be at the top of your Whisky book purchases again.

Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward  to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. It is now time for the fourth edition – Malt Whisky  Yearbook 2009. The Yearbook is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information  on whisky distilleries from all over the world. Once again, distinguished whisky profiles such as Charles MacLean, David Stirk, Gavin Smith, Ian Buxton,  Dominic Roskrow and Walter Schobert contribute with initiated features penned exclusively for the Yearbook.

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 lists hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included.

A new feature for this year are nearly 200 tasting notes by two well-known whisky profiles, David Stirk and Dominic Roskrow, describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Ireland.

Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs (most of them new since the last edition), Malt
Whisky Yearbook 2009 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.

Due to be published on October 1, 2008, and should be avaiolable on Amazon once again.
Number of pages; 276
ISBN 978-0-9552607-4-2
Recommended retail price in UK; £12.95

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  1. Incidentally, for anyone who has an interest in Japanese whisky, the 2008 version of this guide’s section on Japanese whisky is the best currently available in print on that subject. Their writers are excellently informed local experts (Taylor Smisson and Hideo Yamaoka in 2008) and the whisky distillery entries are brimming with absolutely accurate information. I will definitely be getting a copy of the new version on the basis of the excellence of the Japan section alone.

  2. Andrew Webb

    Thanks for the heads-up Kevin – I’ve ordered the MWY 2009 from with extreme prejudice!

    Now… where is Ulf Buxrud’s book on Japanese whisky? UK’s Amazon has a version published in May available at £56, but this is excessive. I thought it was supposed to retail in the UK for £30. Anyone know where to order a copy? Or did it miss its September 2008 release date for single copies? TIA, Andrew

  3. Andrew, Ulf sent me a copy of his book, which I plan to whip through and review. Unfortunately I’m sitting in an airport on my way to Dublin…and neglected to bring it with me. I’ll ask Ulf where the book is available as well.

  4. Andrew Webb

    Thanks Kevin. The Whisky Exchange isn’t listing this book yet, so I guess that the release date for single copies slipped. If Ulf can give us a new release estimate, that would be great. Thanks.

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