This is the companion to 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die ($15) which was published in 2010. Ian Buxton is once again eschewing both the more obvious whiskies as well as recommending yet another 101 whiskies which he believes should be sampled by every whiskey lover. In this new collection of whiskey recommendations Buxton has cast his net wider than ever before to include not only whiskies from the established, well known whisky-producing countries, but also those which have burgeoning whiskey industries. You will find in this book whiskies from Belgium, Austria, Canada, England, the Czech Republic, India, Japan, Ireland, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Scotland, Wales and the USA. All of the whiskies included here are both affordable and easily accessible. Buxton doesn’t believe in collecting or investing whiskies or investing in whisky, his mission is to taste and enjoy as many whiskies as is humanly possible. The book includes blends and single malts and, provocatively, quite a few somewhat renegade suggestions which are guaranteed to offend whiskey purists.
Cardboard Gods ($19) is Josh Wilker’s memoir, a quite brilliant writer who marked all the important stages of his life through his collection of baseball cards. It also perfectly captures what is is like to grow up with an obsession for baseball cards and explores what it is like to be a fanatic of the game. […]