I picked up this book at a discount book store. Really good at explaining the steps of whisky-making, and how to properly taste whisky. Fantastic photos of things like stills, mash tuns, condensers, drum maltings, etc.. Also introduces things like tasting wheels, and where groups of flavours come from - like vanilla coming from the barrels.
Good explanations of the geographic areas, and maps of them including where the distilleries are. I highly recommend this book for any newbies that want pictures as well as an in-depth look at how whisky is made.
Weakness of the book is (only) superficial tasting notes for the malts, and the way the expressions are chosen. For example, Balblair tasting notes only include a G&M 10yr old. I find it odd that OB's weren't chosen, since these are the expressions most available.