Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life - Heather Greene

Heather Greene has the best job ever: she’s a professional whiskey taster! She travels all over the world tasting whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. She has received a lot of attention for being one of the few women with expertise in this field. When she’s not sipping scotch at the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society in Edinburgh, she’s attending to her duties as a whiskey sommelier and teaching classes at a Manhattan restaurant. Now, with the publication of Whiskey Distilled (Penguin Press, $25), Greene can add author to her resumé. The popularity of the whiskies is on the rise worldwide and so is the demand to understand and appreciate them. Whiskey Distilled gives whiskey lovers (or those who aspire to be whiskey lovers) everything they need to know to understand the “water of life.” Greene guides you through the whiskey-making process, outlining how to taste whiskey, how to distinguish and select the right brand for you, and even how to mix cocktails and stock your home bar.

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ISBN: 9780525429784
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Published: Avery - November 3rd, 2015

Gin: A Global History - Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

Gin: A Global History tells you everything you ever wanted to know about this magical and delicious spirit borne of juniper berries and ingenuity. Author Lesley Jacobs Solomon discusses how Gin’s numerous incarnations around the globe were shaped by human factors like war, colonization, famine, religion and prohibition. She explores the different distillation processes and ingredients of the so-called “Dutch Courage” that created endless variations, each with their own unique flavor profile. With great anecdotes and an index of recipes, Gin: A Global History proves why this cocktail has such a storied past and is now at the forefront of the current artisanal spirit craze.

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ISBN: 9781861899248
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Published: Reaktion Books - May 15th, 2012

Mr. Boston: Official Bartender's Guide - Anthony Giglio

Few things are as shameful as publicly Googling a cocktail recipe. Anticipating this problem, in 1935 Mr. Boston started producing a handsome volume of drink recipes. In the years since, Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide has become as ubiquitous as poly-blend vests in top-end restaurants. It’s sturdy, cleans easily, and pairs well with both mahogany and neon. It will save the day when a tourist asks for a regionally specific drink, your great-aunt needs something to mix with an obscure liqueur, or your home-from-college nephew asks for a colorful shot. To quote my former maître d', “what a wine tool does to a bottle, Mr. Boston does to your mind.”