Re: The Malt Whisky File 4th Edition now available in Canada
Not a book I would talk anybody out of buying but I would point out that this 'remarkable piece of research' (from the back page quote by The Scotsman newspaper) and 'fully revised' edition has reviews of some expressions that are very old. Eg a 1978 Auchroisk at 12yo from a single cask. If the guide is to be of use to people wanting to purchase the exact bottlings reviewed not all of the entries are up to date.
I minor complaint as most of the reviews are for recent or current bottles. I suppose this feature would be helpful if trying to build a picture of a malt as time goes by or if thinking of buying an expensive one-of at auction.
I'd better write a book before I slag any off.