Book List

I don’t only drink spirits – whiskey, beer, cider, tequila, mezcal, poitin, rum & a touch of grappa being my favourites – I also read about them.

Below is a list of books I’ve read along the way.

Some have contributed to my blog – and can be accessed by pressing the links – others have just been fun.


1000 Years Of Irish Whiskey, Malachy Magee

Angels Share, A Novel, James Markert

A Pint Of Plain, Tradition, Change And The Fate Of The Irish Pub, Bill Barich

A Taste Of Irish Whiskey, Jim Murray

Bacardi, The Hidden War, Hernando Calvo Ospina.

Bluff Your Way In Whisky, David Milsted

The Bootlegger, Clive Cussler & Justin Scott.

Brazilian Tequila, A Journey Into The Interior, Augustus Young

Celebrating What Truly Matters, Powers Irish Whiskey Short Story Collection, Vol 2

Chaos Is A Friend Of Mine, The Life And Crimes Of Conor McGregor, Ewan MacKenna

Everybody Hertz, Richard Mainwaring.

Girly Drinks, Mallory O’Meara

Goodness Nose, Richard Paterson & Gavin D Smith

Great Whiskies, 500 Of The Best From Around The World, Ed Charles MacLean

Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History Of The Irish Pub, Kevin Martin

Hot Whiskey, James Morrissey

How To Cure A Hangover, Andrew Irving

Irish Whiskey, Gary Quinn

Irish Whiskey Guide, Peter Mulryan

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020

Johnnie Walker, A Long Stride, Nicholas Morgan

Let Me Tell You About Whisky, Neil Ridley & Gavin D Smith

Locke’s Distillery, A History, Andrew Bielenberg

Malt Whisky Yearbook, 2018, Ed Ingvar Ronde

Michael Jackson’s Malt Whisky Companion, 6th Edition

Michelin, Eating Out In Pubs, 2015

Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract, Richard Atkinson.

The Outrun, Amy Liptrot.

Peaky Blinders, The True Story, Carl Chinn.

Persse’s Galway Whiskey, William Henry

Pirate Queen, Morgan Llywelyn

Polly, The True Story Behind Whisky Galore, Roger Hutchinson

Pub Walks In Underhill Country, Nat Segnit

Raw Spirit, In Search Of The Perfect Dram, Iain Banks

Rum, The Epic Story Of The Drink That Conquered The World, Charles A Coulombe

Seaspray And Whisky, Tales Of A Turbulent Voyage, Norman Freeman

Scotch Missed, Scotland’s Lost Distilleries, Brian Townsend

Scotch Whisky, Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guides, Charles MacLean

Shackleton’s Footsteps, Henry Worsley

Shackleton’s Whisky, Neville Peat

Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

Sláinte, The Complete Guide To Irish Craft Beer & Cider, C Hennessy & K Jensen

Slippery Tipples, A Guide To Weird & Wonderful Spirits & Liqueurs, Joseph Piercy

Spirit Of The Age, The Story Of Old Bushmills, Alf McCreary

Tattoos & Tequila, Vince Neil & Mike Sagar

Tequila Oil, Getting Lost In Mexico, Hugh Thomson

That S*it Will Never Sell! David Gluckman

The Egans Of Moate And Tullamore, M Egan & D Egan

The Greatest Beer Run Ever, John ‘Chick’ Donohue & JT Molloy

The Great Liberties Whiskey Fire, Las Fallon

The Inn At The Top, Neil Hanson

The Irish Paradox, Sean Moncrieff

The Knowledge, Whisky, Dave Waddell

The Longest Crawl, Ian Merchant

The Lost Distilleries Of Ireland, Brian Townsend

The New Rum, Bryce T Bauer

The Philosophy Of Whisky, Billy Abbott

The Whisky Companion, Tom Quin

The Whiskeys Of Ireland, Peter Mulryan

The World Atlas Of Beer, T Webb & S Beaumont

The Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Wine, Beer, Spirits & Liqueurs, S Walton & B Glover

Truths About Whisky, Messrs J Jameson, W Jameson, J Power & G Roe

Whisky, A Very Peculiar History, Fiona MacDonald

Whisky, Become A Definitive Whisky Expert, igloo books

Whiskey Burn, The Distilleries Of Ireland By Vespa, Ben Birdsall

Whisk(e)y Distilled, A Populist Guide To The Water Of Life, Heather Greene

Whiskypedia, The Ultimate Guide To Scotch Whisky, Charles MacLean

Whiskey Sour, A Jack Daniels Mystery, J A Konrath

Whisky Wit And Wisdom, Gavin D Smith


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