Breaking down the differences between different whiskeys, without having the booze in front of you, sounds like a bore. However, The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All takes an interesting approach that breaks the adult topic down into kid-size bits.
It’s twenty-four pages of whiskey truth bombs that will help you decipher what sort of booze you’re drinking at any given time, or what kind of booze you should be drinking. It uses a simple method of dividing the beverage into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. But instead of just giving you boring facts in chart form, this book makes the learning slide down easy. There are even scratch-and-sniff scents of some of the common ingredients used in whisky, including vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more. It’s available now for $14. [Purchase]