Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2011 is now out. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible series is arguably the most comprehensive guide to whisky on the market. The 2011 edition will be the 8th version of the book. Each edition contains almost 4000 tasting notes of single malts, blends, vatted malts and grain whiskies from around the globe. Approximately 900 of these are new whiskies that have been released since the publication of the previous edition. Each whisky is assessed by Murray himself, who writes tasting notes in his unique style and marks each one out of 100 using his own criteria for the nose, taste, finish and balance. The Bible has amassed a cult following around the world and Murray’s opinion holds significant weight both in the consumer market and the whisky industry. The Whisky Bible looks great in a personal library or sitting area of a home bar. The 2011 edition is the biggest yet, but will still fit into your pocket, according the the website whiskybible.com. The Whisky Bible makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for the whisky snob in your life.