Every once in a while it’s nice to kick back and open up a good book. Sometimes it’s a classic thousand-page work of literature, other times it’s an informative scratch & sniff collection.

Fans of the esteemed author Richard Betts are familiar with The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. With a beverage that relies so much on smell, it was easy to discover which wines you would enjoy without ever having to taste them. Now that we’ve all learned everything there is to know about wine it’s time to move on to a new alcoholic category.

Betts returns to the bookshelf on October 6th with The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All. Now even beginners can impress/annoy their friends with their sophisticated tastes at the bar. Each page is loaded with information about the whiskey-making process and sniff-able swatches that allow your nose to experience new blends. Why taste samples at the bar when you can figure it all out before leaving your couch?

So enjoy the most recent drinking textbook and remember to smell responsibly.