When it comes to the ultimate coffee table books, you won’t find many more impressive than what’s available in Assouline’s collection of the same name. First there was the Rolex Book, then the Cigar Book and now, The Impossible Collection of Whiskey. This thousand dollar tome to all things whiskey is presented in a wrought-iron trimmed wood box modeled after an actual whiskey barrel. Once you get into the book, bestselling spirits writer Clay Risen takes you on a historical about the “water of life” through his selection of 100 unparalleled whiskeys that include options from India and the Czech Republic situated alongside classics like Pappy Van Winkle and Midleton Very Rare 45 year old. Whether you’re a fan of Scotch, Irish whiskey or Bourbon, your favorite varieties are represented in this book–despite the fact that most of the specific bottles are best described as unattainable because of the price and scarcity. Over 150 illustrations cover the 212 pages of the 18″ x 20″ x 3.5″ that weighs in at a hefty 20lbs, and it includes white gloves and a signature canvas bag.