Whiskey The Definitive World Guide (Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskey)

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 7

One of the last Whiskey books Michael Jackson wrote with chapters by other noted experts.

TITLE: Whiskey
SUBTITLE: The Definitive World Guide (Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskey)
AUTHOR: Michael Jackson (among others)
PUBLISHER: DK Publishing 288 Pages
TYPE: Reference
COST: $26.40 U.S.
REVIEWED BY: Chris Carlsson, SpiritsReview.com


Michael Jackson’s books seem to be of two basic types;the handy reference size or the coffee table sized folio or tome. This is one of the latter.

A large book even by his standards, it will probably be considered the definitive work on whiskey for years to come and take it’s place with Gary and Mardee Regan’s work The Book of Bourbon as the standard reposistory of all knowledge and wisdom on the subject at least for the masses if not the cognescenti of whiskey.

Generously illustrated and well written, it is a cornerstone addition to a whiskey book collection. That being said, while a great attempt to cover the field of whiskey, and full of very useful and entertaining information, it lacks the details of his and others more specialized books on the subject that some may wish to ferret out.

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