"The Complete Guide to Whiskey" "Selecting, Comparing, and Drinking the World's Great Whiskeys" by Jim Murray published 1997, ISBN 1-57243-151-2.
Has any body read this book? It's not the, now pay attention, "Jim Murray's Complete Book of Whisky, The Definitive Guide to the Whiskies of the World" also published in 1997 ISBN 1-85868-184-7 or 1-85868-386-6.
The Complete Guide to Whiskey (note the "e") is a really neat little book that covers whiskies from all over the world but is also a snap shot of the rise of single malts. I have quite a few books on scotch and always missed this one because of the similar title to the larger "coffee table" definative guide. It's sort of like MJ's companion on turbo, 256 pages of packed info. Also it describes malts which were only available in the 8 year old version and talks about the great improvement in Aberlour in the last few years, for example. There are a number of copies on ebay right now for the massive sum of US$7.99