A Bibliography of Whisky Books in English
THE BALVENIE: A Centenary Celebration 1893-1993. Dufftown, Banffshire: [Balvenie], 1993. 52pp. 8¼x5¾ Extremely well illustrated in colour and mono. Nicely produced history of the distillery by a renowned author. Lots of quotes from various people including employees past and present
Crib, S. & J
WHISKY ON THE ROCKS. Origins of the Water of Life. Nottingham: British Geological Survey, 1998. 72pp. Col illus by R. Bell, plus maps (some taken from satellites). Unusual book which looks at the source of the water used by malt whisky distilleries from a geological view point. Although published by The British Geological Survey, the information is not that technical and is accessible to the layman.
BUSINESS AS USUAL- The Miquel Way. Co. Durham: The Memoir Club, 2000. 210pp. B/w illus . The first book about Raymond Miquel who spent thirty years at Arthur Bell & Sons, transforming the company into one of the most successful businesses in Scotland. Details in the book include his early years at the company, his rise to the top, the takeovers of Canning Town Glass Company and Gleneagles Hotel. Plus never before told details about Guinness's takeover of Bell's, the intrigue and double standards, in effect a dress rehearsal for the Distiller's takeover which led to the jailing of Ernest Saunders. The book also includes some detail of his business philosophy and personal life.
Paperback edition, 2012. 222 pp. B/w illus .
If possible I have added a link where a book may be bought. The codes for these links are Book Depository - BD; Wordery - WD; & WhiskyWords - WW.