An Evening with Dave Broom: Book Signing + Tasting

Wednesday, November 2nd

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society invites you to join award-winning spirits writer Dave Broom on his US book tour! His newest release, A Sense of Place, is a personal journey exploring Scotland’s whisky through its terroir- including the land, weather, history, craft, and culture that feeds and enhances the whisky itself. An unforgettable evening of whisky discoveries awaits!

Attendees will be guided through this beautifully crafted narrative alongside six (6) single malt whiskies from distilleries featured in the book. Travelling around his native Scotland and visiting distilleries from Islay and Harris to Orkney and Speyside, Dave explores the whiskies made there and the elements in their distilling, and locality, which make them what they are. Along the way he tells the story of whisky’s history and considers what whisky is now, and where it is going.

Ticket includes admission, whisky tasting and a signed copy of A Sense of Place by the great Dave Broom!


Dave Broom has written 13 books, including The World Atlas of Whisky, now in its second edition. He has won many awards, including two Glenfiddich 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, and, in 2018, The Way of Whisky won an Andre Simon prize. In 2020 he was awarded Best Drinks Writer at the Fortnum & Mason awards.

He has been a contributing editor to Whisky Magazine, and Malt Advocate. In 2020 he started his own website He has made two films, ‘Cuba In A Bottle’ and ‘The Amber Light’. The latter, an examination on whisky and Scottish culture, won Best Program at the 2020 Fortnum & Mason awards.

Over his three-plus decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to Japan, France, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Africa and North America. He is actively involved in whisky education and also acts as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as training professionals and the public. Dave has also worked with Suntory in developing a language of tasting that communicates Japanese concepts to English speaking audiences.

Dave’s previous books also include Whisky: The ManualGin: The ManualRum: The Manual and, The Way of Whisky.