Got a great book recently from one of my co-workers: 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die by Ian Buxton (ISBN: 9780755360833 ,$19.95, Hachette publishing).
Really nice, and short book (223pgs) in which he chooses his favorite Whiskies. He gives a nice backgound on the distillery and all the usual tasting information plus some nice photos. It even has a small area so you can write notes on the Whiskey after you've tried it.
I know there are several of these types of books that are out there. But why I like this book is that he makes it clear in the foreword section that these are his favorite Whiskies to drink and not just store in your liquor cabinet for a special occasion or invest in. Plus he also focuses on Whiskies that are under £100.00 GBP (or around $156.00 USD at the current conversion rate), and are generally available in any good liquor store or importer.