'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive' Huffington Post In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders - and consumers - are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex. Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover: - How gin is made - What a botanical is and how they impact a gin's flavour - What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is - How you drink them to maximise your pleasure - Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!) The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways - with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini - and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
Written by the Fortnum & Mason Drinks Writer of the Year 2020. Updated with more than 80 new gins. With more gin brands available than ever before, you need to know how to choose and get the most out of the brands you buy, understanding their flavours so you drink them in the most delicious way possible. Award-winning spirits writer Dave Broom has tested thousands of gins from all over the world to choose the 125 selected to appear in this book. As well as the gin selection, he has also tasted and scored each one four ways - in a G&T, a negroni, a martini and with lemonade (a gin that's perfect for a martini may be exactly the opposite in a G&T). So not only do you get to drink the world's best gins, you get to drink them in the best possible way. Praise for the first edition: "You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive" - Huffington Post
This is a book about how to drink gin of all kinds. It's about classic gins and new-generation gins, about gins from all over the world. It's about gin enjoyed with tonic and Sicilian lemonade. About the perfect martini gin and the best gin for a negroni. It's about juniper-heavy and delicate aromatic gins. About gin cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all it's about enjoying your gin in ways you never thought possible. With more gin brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. For this new edition, Dave has revised more than half of the entries to include the best gins available today. Praise for the first edition of Gin: The Manual: 'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive' - Huffington Post
Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award. This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.
THE SPIRITS COLLECTION contains three books: Gin The Manual * Rum The Manual * Whisky The Manual The range of fantastic spirits available around the world has never been better. You can enjoy a Mediterranean-style gin from Spain, a rhum agricole from Martinique and a malt whisky from Japan. But how do you navigate through the wealth of options? And how do you know the best mixers to drink with each, or the most delicious cocktails to make? Award-winning spirits author Dave Broom has done all the research for you. In these three manuals he includes for each spirit more than 100 outstanding examples for you to try. And he has also tested each spirit many ways - with tonic, coconut water, cola and so on - and scored the results. Delicious classic and contemporary cocktail recipes round things off. Dave Broom is an award-winning author specialising in spirits. He has been writing about drinks for more than 25 years and has won multiple awards for his work. Praise for Gin The Manual: 'You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page... it is rocket science impressive.' Huffington Post
This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky. All whisky styles are covered, including (just whisper it) blends. Along the way a good few myths are exploded, including the idea that whisky has to be taken neat. In 'What to Drink', Dave Broom explores flavour camps - how to understand a style of whisky - and moves on to provide extensive tasting notes of the major brands, demonstrating whisky's extraordinary diversity. In 'How to Drink', he sets out how to enjoy whisky in myriad ways - using water and mixers, from soda to green tea; and in cocktails, from the Manhattan to the Rusty Nail. He even looks at pairing whisky and food. In this spirited, entertaining and no-nonsense guide, world-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whisky and unlocks a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.
Winner of the 2004 Edelstein Prize given by the Society for the History of Technology "The cotton gin animates the American imagination in unique ways. It evokes no images of antique machinery or fluffy fiber but rather scenes of victimized slaves and battlefield dead. It provokes the suspicion that had Eli Whitney never invented the gin, United States history would have been somehow different. Yet cotton gins existed for centuries before Whitney invented his gin in 1794. Nineteenth-century scholars overlooked them as well as gins made by southern—and northern—mechanics, in order to create a history meant to chasten some southerners and demean others. Using the gin as evidence, they read failure back from the Civil War into the choices that southerners made from the American Revolution, tracing the steps that led them to Appomattox." In Inventing the Cotton Gin, Lakwete explores the history of the cotton gin as an aspect of global history and an artifact of southern industrial development. She examines gin invention and innovation in Asia and Africa from the earliest evidence to the seventeenth century, when British colonizers introduced an Asian hand-cranked roller gin to the Americas. Lakwete shows how indentured British, and later enslaved Africans, built and used foot-powered models to process the cotton they grew for export. After Eli Whitney patented his wire-toothed gin, southern mechanics transformed it into the saw gin, offering stiff competition to northern manufacturers. Far from being a record of southern failure, Lakwete concludes, the cotton gin—correctly understood—supplies evidence that the slave labor–based antebellum South innovated, industrialized, and modernized.
Winner of the André Simon John Avery award 'This book is incredible' - Alex Kratena An in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries. Award-winning author and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts. Dave looks at the history and output of each distillery, considering the elements that make that particular whisky what it is, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are crucial to a wider understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven throughout the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.
“A knowledge-filled tome for true cocktail nerds or those aspiring to be” (Esquire), from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • IACP AWARD FINALIST Meehan’s Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus—and the first book of the modern era to explain the bar industry from the inside out. With chapters that mix cocktail history with professional insights from experts all over the world, this deep dive covers it all: bar design, menu development, spirits production, drink mixing technique, the craft of service and art of hospitality, and more. The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktails culled from the classic canon and Meehan’s own storied career. Each recipe reveals why Meehan makes these drinks the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in understanding the how and why of mixology, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive guide.
A gin manual for the home mixologist – a perfect gift or self purchase for anyone riding the gin trend Gin is the spirit of the moment. With such a huge array of new premium and imported brands hitting the US market, a little guidance is surely required. In GIN, Dan Jones introduces readers to the best gin makers on the planet, as well as some of the most exciting mixes that can be made from the spirit. If you're a fan of a classic G&T and want to take things to unchartered territories, look no further. Featuring all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini, and Gimlet, Dan will have you dabbling with a Pink Lady, a Negroni, and a Rhubarb Sparkler in no time. The cocktails include easy three-ingredient-recipes, from punches and apertifs to teas, martinis, and more. Dan also shares his favorite syrup recipes that will elevate your cocktail-making skills to new levels. With one bottle, you will soon be mixing over 60 drinks that will make you the life and soul of any party.
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Gin & tonic, the drink of the eighties, is more fashionable than ever before. Bars, clubs, gin menus in restaurants - gin is everywhere. This beautifully compiled book is an essential guide for gin lovers in search of their own original take on this wonderfully complex drink. Richly illustrated, it covers the history of gin, the gin families with their distinct characteristics and distilled flavours, and the exciting, more recent developments in the marketing, the bottling and packaging of gin which is increasingly quirky, artistic and original. There is an overview of some of the smartest places to drink and discover a world of gin; hip and very cool. Beyond 'ice and a slice', how do you put together the perfect gin and tonic, from the amazing array of new infusions? What are the flavors and textures in food that best accompany this very particular drink? With foodpairing ideas and recipes to create at home... find your favorite glass, crack the ice and indulge! The perfect accompaniment to the booming "ginterest," this new edition includes a section on foodpairing (with new recipes!) with gin, and an overview of the most famous gin bars across the globe.
This portable manual provides a highly visual, rapid-reference resource that presents anesthesia in a practical and clinically-focused manner. Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology guides anesthesiologists in rapid and focused clinical decision making with its practical, clinically-focused chapters on anesthesia management. This highly formatted manual includes chapter summaries to highlight key points discussed within each chapter, color-coded sections to quickly identify information, and icons calling out pearls and pitfalls. Chapters are short and easy to read. The book includes four atlases for rapid reference: Atlas of Transesophageal Echocardiography, Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, Atlas of Anesthesia Procedures, and Crisis Management Cognitive Aids. There is also a Drug Dosing pull-out card for rapid reference. A section covering Anesthesia Phrases in Foreign Languages will enhance communication with non-English speaking patients in situations where an interpreter may not be available.
With Gin making record sales across Britain and the rest of the world, there’s been a boom in new distilleries and a thirst for new ways to enjoy this juniper-based spirit. Enter Dan Jones, bestselling gin author and cocktail enthusiast, who will make you love this tasty drink even more. Starting with the history of gin, Dan reveals how the first distilleries opened in the UK in the 1600s, explains the nuts and bolts of making the beverage, as well as all the different trends it has experienced. He’ll take imbibers on a journey around the world to some of the top producers, uncovers new trends, and shares over 100 tasty recipes, from classic cocktails, batch drinks, new concoctions, homemade syrups and more, and answers all the gin questions you were afraid to ask. Featuring stylish photography and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Gin is a comprehensive guide to the renaissance of one of the world’s most celebrated spirits.