A Bibliography of Whisky Books in English
Books listed on this page are not whisky books, but may be of interest to collectors of whisky books. They are from my stock an supplies can be very limited; in some cases only single copies are available. If you are interested please e-mail me quoting the title and book number to check availability. Prices include postage to a UK address. A surcharge will be made to cover the extra cost of posting to other countries.
FEEDING SCOTLAND. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1996 1st ed. 80pp. 7x5 Col, b/w illus. One of the "Scotland's Past in Action" series. Scottish food of all types from the past. Includes an 18th century recipe for haggis. Interesting little book. Paperback. VG+. Book No. 19. £4.00
CLASSIC AFTER-DINNER DRINKS. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1999. 176pp. 7¼x4¾ Numerous col illus. Deals with brandies, malts, ports, liqueurs, cocktails, and something undrinkable, the cigar. VG+ in dw. Book No.484. £6.00
Grayson, R. [Pseudonym of Richard Grindal].
DEATH STALK. London: Victor Gollancz. 1982 1st edition. 192pp. 8x5¼ A murder mystery with a strong taste of whisky running through it. Set on the small Hebridean island of Alsaig. The author was a Management Consultant of The Scotch Whisky Association when this book was published. VG+ in dw. Book. No.804. £14.00
THE WHISKY MURDERS. London: Victor Gollancz. 1984 1st edition. 192pp. 8x5¼ Grindal's second whisky flavoured novel. Involves a murder in Portugal, a confidence trick in Texas, a body washed up on the Galloway coast and a walking holiday in the Highlands. These apparently random events have one thing in common, a fine malt whisky. Bumped to head of spine otherwise VG+ in dw. Book No.805. £12.00
THE YOUNGER CENTURIES. The Story of William Younger & Co Ltd, 1749 To 1949. Edinburgh: Printed for William Younger & Co. Ltd., by McLagan & Cumming Ltd., 1951, 1st ed. vi + 110pp + col frontis + 1pp col illus + 32pp b/w illus. 8x5½ A detailed history of the brewery. Endpapers and edges foxed, otherwise VG in chipped dw. Book No.831. £6.00
THE INVERNESS PUB GUIDE. Food, Drink and Entertainment in the Highland Capital. Inverness: The Author, 1999 1st ed. 40pp (inc covers). 8¼x5¾ Hand written text and drawings by the author. Nicely done, basically a guide to the pubs as they were in 1999, with only a little history. Card covers. VG. Book No. 158. £3.25
A TOUR IN SCOTLAND and Voyage to the Hebrides 1772. Edinburgh: Birlinn, 1998. xxiii + 791pp. 8½x5½ With 88 full page b/w engravings of scenes, fauna and a few maps. Introduction by C.W.J. Withers. Reprint of a book first published in two parts in 1174 and 1776. The journal of his second tour of the region. This book is full of contemporary detail of the landscape, architecture, history and local customs of the places visited. Although the title only mentions Scotland, it also includes sections on Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. Also several interesting appendices. Not a whisky book, but often included in the bibliographies of whisky books. Useful background reading for whisky enthusiasts. Paperback. Title page missing and some minor creasing to top corner of about 200pp otherwise a excellent working copy. Book No.803. £4.75
Pollack, M.A. & Penn, R.A.
MOM AND POP SALOONS. A Compendium of Saloon Statuary Tools for Display and Value Guide. Waterloo, IA: Pennyfield's Publishing, 2001. 320pp. 11¼x9¾ Numerous col illus of statuary, plus b/w photos of saloon interiors. In three sections, the first being brewery display figures. Mainly American and Canadian beers, also some from Europe. The second section deals with display figures issued by distilleries plus some for wines. Good number of whisky artifacts, although mainly American. Even some of the Scottish brands are listed under the firms that import them. The third and smallest section covers miscellaneous display figures for a wide range of items such as cigars, cigarettes, shoes, eye glasses, lingerie, coffee, Chinese food, pipes and tea. It should be noted that most of the items show are purely for advertising a product and have no practical use. Glossy paper covered boards. Some minor bumps and marks otherwise VG+. Book No.36. Was £40.00 plus post now £25.00 post free [UK only]