Jim Murray's Whisky bible..????

Has anyone else experienced the same difficulty as I have in getting hold of a copy of Jim Murray's new book? It was impossible to find before Christmas, and my local bookshop still hasn't got a copy. ------------------ This is - as far as I can think of - due to the fact that there seems to be two different titles of Jim Murray's whisky bible 2004... While the content is the same, the titles are: -Jim Murray's Whisky bible 2004 (isbn: 1844429911) -Jim Murray's Whiskey bible 2004 (isbn: 1844429172) And the latter is available in the US... But all this 'nonsense' about two different cover-titels do make me wonder what the hell is going on here..? Anybody any clue?
Michel
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Michel
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If it's the spellings of whisk(e)y you're asking about, they're both derived from the Gaelic uisge beatha, water of life.
To my knowledge, Scotch is always spelled whisky, while Irish is always spelled whiskey. Don't know why. I believe the U.S. spelling is generally whiskey, while the Canadian version is often but not consistently whisky.
Looks like Murray's publishers have tried to tailor the title to different markets, and perhaps they are confusing enough book distributors that they are actually costing themselves sales.
cheers.
bill
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Bill Van

You could try whiskybible.com and ask there. I have to say that I really enjoyed reading the whisky bible. An earlier post noted the possibly biassed comments of M Jackson and his description of a whisky seems to have no correlation with anything that I can taste. I like the fairly common sense approach of JM and the wide range of whiskies covered.
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The Man With No Idea
I agree, although I still like MJ's companion too (strange btw that the 'companion' is published in a hardcover: like a bible. and the JM's bible is published in a paperback, with tiny letters... like a companion (to take everywhere in your pocket)). Still your answer has nothing to do with my question: 'why there seems to be two different cover-titles'? So I will ask the question at whiskybible.com... and hope I get an answer...
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Michel

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