Dave Broom has written 13 books, including The World Atlas of Whisky, now in its second edition with a third edition underway.He has won many awards, including fourGlenfiddich 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, in 2018, an André Simon prize, and in 2020, a Fortnum & Mason award for Drinks Writer of the Year.
He has been a contributing editor to Whisky Magazine, scotchwhisky,com and Malt Advocate. In 2020 he started his own website thewhiskymanual.uk. Dave 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 hasbuilt up a considerable international following withregular training/educational visits to Japan, France, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Africa and NorthAmerica. He is actively involved in whiskyeducation and also acts as a consultant to majordistillers on tasting techniques as well as trainingprofessionals and the public. Dave has also workedwith Suntory in developing a language of tastingthat communicates Japanese concepts to English speakingaudiences.
Dave's previous books include Whisky: The Manual, Gin: The Manual, Rum: The Manual, The Way of Whisky and A Sense of Place.