Dave Broom has written 13 books, including The World Atlas of Whisky, now in its second edition. He has won many awards, including two Glenfiddich prizes and, in 2013, he won the prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year Award. In 2015, he won The Spirited Award for Best Cocktail & Spirits writer, and, in 2018, The Way of Whisky won an Andre Simon prize. In 2020 he was awarded Best Drinks Writer at the Fortnum & Mason awards. He has been a contributing editor to Whisky Magazine, scotchwhisky,com and Malt Advocate. In 2020 he started his own website thewhiskymanual.uk. He has made two films, Cuba In A Bottle and The Amber Light. The latter, an examination on whisky and Scottish culture, won Best Programme at the 2020 Fortnum & Mason awards. Over his three-plus decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to Japan, France, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Africa and North America. He is actively involved in whisky education and also acts as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as training professionals and the public. Dave has also worked with Suntory in developing a language of tasting that communicates Japanese concepts to English speaking audiences. Dave's previous books also include Whisky: The Manual, Gin: The Manual, Rum: The Manual and The Way of Whisky.
Makes a powerful and evocative case for geography as an organizing
principle for understanding whiskey in its world.--Eric
Asimov, The New York Times
Simply the best book ever written on whisky . . . the most helpful info any whisky fan who is not a world-class expert like Broom can get.--Larry Olmsted, Forbec.com
Splendid and authoritative.
--Susy Atkins, The Telegraph