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2. "THE WHISKY BIBLE 2004" - JIM MURRAY

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2. "THE WHISKY BIBLE 2004" - JIM MURRAY

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:49 pm

Have just bought this wonderful publication.

At first, I was in two minds about getting it. As a whisky beginner, I usually find more 'coffee table' style books to my liking. Pictures of bottles are useful, to familiarise me with labels. Info on and photos of distilleries is fascinating background

None of the above 'glam' in Jim's book. However, what you do get is the most definitive scored listing on the planet. Every distillery, every expression.

There are even sections on vatted malts, grains, blends and foregin whiskies.

This truly is a 'bible'. I carry it with me to the pub, to the off-licence, to the whisky shop, to the supermarket, everywhere.
Fantastic.

Would that it was as easy to get hold of Jim as to get hold of his book!!!!
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Postby Richard Quilly » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:45 pm

I am awaiting its arrival from Amazon. Looking forward to reading it.
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Postby Admiral » Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:13 pm

I enjoy Jim's sense of humour, but it's a little disheartening when he slams one of your more favoured malts with a harsh word & score!
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Postby Oliver » Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:50 pm

Pray tell which malt did he slam?
Must have been one of those few distilleries he did not work for --or perhaps they did not part on good terms...
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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:53 pm

I like your style!!! :D

Sadly, it was the Bowmore Darkest
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Postby Andko » Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:58 am

I find the book extremely helpful. I just keep in mind regarding negative notes that JM doesn't seem to appreciate what sherry does to malts. On the other hand cask strength is always a plus for him. I carry the bible in my handbag at all times and damn I can still find whiskies that aren't listed. :)
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Postby Shigga » Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:57 pm

Arghs it's not available via the german site amazon.de, what a pity! :(
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:14 pm

Shigga, order it from the UK amazon site, it's a good book and he slams chill filtering really hard, which I like to hear! :D
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Postby Shigga » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:03 am

what's the URL of the uk site? .com is only across the US...
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:24 am

http://www.amazon.co.uk

Publisher: Carlton Books; ISBN: 1844429911

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Jim Murray

List Price: £9.99
Our Price: £6.99
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Try this!
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Postby Shigga » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:40 am

Thank you very much! :) now if you can tell me that they ship to germany without extra charge I'm really happy :mrgreen:

EDIT: just found it! they ship to germany for approx. 4 pounds additional charge, which is about 8 euros... who cares! :mrgreen:
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Postby Aidan » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:14 am

I ordered mine off the UK Amazon site, but weeks went by without them shipping it. I cancelled the order and went to the US Amazon site. It works out cheaper because of the strong euro, even with the shipping charge. They also shipped it almost immediately.
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Postby guitarman » Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:35 am

Hi all,

I also ordered the book from Amazon UK and I didn't have any problems.
I don't always agree with all of Jim's opinions, but I do believe he is objective and straightforward in his descriptions of various whiskies; I can more or less tell from reading one of his descriptions if I will like that particular whisky or not, and I will always keep his book at hand when buying a bottle.

PS: he also slams caramel coloring very hard :mrgreen:
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