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diffordsguide Gin: The Bartender's Bible
     

diffordsguide Gin: The Bartender's Bible

by Simon Difford
 

All you need to know.

Gin now has its own geek's bible, a heady cocktail of information, enthusiasm and authority.
— Observer Food Monthly

All alcohols have a social history and this book tells the story of gin. The spirit has a long and lively history and its popularity has waxed and waned over the centuries. But it is in demand again

Overview

All you need to know.

Gin now has its own geek's bible, a heady cocktail of information, enthusiasm and authority.
— Observer Food Monthly

All alcohols have a social history and this book tells the story of gin. The spirit has a long and lively history and its popularity has waxed and waned over the centuries. But it is in demand again — and rising — and many would say that only now is it getting the recognition it truly deserves. At the same time, new makers populate the scene, many of them small, craft distilleries. The great G&T (gin and tonic) has earned new respect and is more fashionable now than when it was created by the English during Queen Victoria's reign.

From Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award-winning writer Simon Difford comes this beautiful guide to the 'juniper jewel.' Gin brings comprehensive coverage of the white spirit. It provides a detailed history of the rollercoaster ride gin has taken over the centuries, a full explanation of gin styles and production methods, in-depth reports on 16 distilleries, and production and tasting notes on nearly 175 different gins. It is a true celebration of arguably the world's most dynamic and fashionable spirit.

Gin includes:

  • A wealth of encyclopedic information for keen amateurs and drinks professionals alike
  • A spotlight on the craft gin distilling movement as well as larger, more established gin producers
  • Interviews and quotes from some of the most well-known characters in the world of gin
  • Contrasting detail of cutting-edge production technologies with centuries-old techniques and traditions.

For the great many aficionados of gin, new and veteran, Gin is a lively, informative and affectionate history of the heart and soul of the G&T.

Editorial Reviews

Calgary Sun
Gin: The Bartender's Bible by Simon Difford celebrates the long and lively history of the juniper jewel. It provides a detailed and affectionate history of the rollercoaster ride the popularity of gin has taken over the centuries, an explanation of gin styles and production methods, in-depth reports on 16 distilleries, and production and tasting notes on nearly 175 different gins.
Newsday
Gin: The Bartender's Bible by Simon Difford will make you appreciate that next Negronion Singapore Sling even more. Full of social history, explanation, details about assorted distilleries and types, plus plenty of ratings to differentiate brand from brand. Juniper triumphant.
Erie Times-News GoErie.com
Will make you appreciate that next Negroni or Singapore Sling even more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770852631
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
1,319,231
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Difford is a drinks industry celebrity. His experience includes running his own bar, founding his own import company and establishing brands. He is a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award winning writer and lives in London, England.

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