Of the books that are published annually to chronicle changes in the whisk(e)y industry, the yearly Malt Whisky Yearbook is among the best. Now on its 18th edition, it is set to debut in October.
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 yearly. What started out as a go-to book for whisky enthusiasts wanting to keep abreast of the ever-changing malt whisky world, according to those behind it, 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.
Of note for this year’s release is the following:
- The main part of the book (200 pages) covers no less than 774 malt whisky distilleries around the world with all the facts updated
- New articles by distinguished writers such as Gavin D Smith, Ian Wisniewski, Johanne McInnis, Kristiane Sherry and Neil Ridley.
- More than 200 tasting notes, including independent bottlings
- New feature! Discover the Ghost Distilleries – gone but not forgotten
- A listing of more than 150 of the world ́s greatest whisky shops
- The Whisky Year That Was – a 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
- More than 500 colour photos
The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2023 is sold through www.maltwhiskyyearbook.com for £15.95 plus shipping. It should also be available through online retailers and in stores.