The Spirit of Gin: A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival

The Spirit of Gin: A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival


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The Spirit of Gin: A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival by Matt Teacher

The ultimate guide to today’s exciting gin revival with a nod to the spirit’s rich history, featuring a comprehensive review of gin distilleries, ingredients and accoutrements, distilling methods, cocktail recipes, international bar guide, and creative contributions from industry leaders.

The Spirit of Gin is a comprehensive and entertaining illustrated guide to the classic spirit, with a sharp focus on the modern gin revival led by innovative craft-gin distillers, new ingredients and infusions, and growing interest in bars across the United States and overseas. The book details the colorful history of gin from its invention in eighteenth century London to today’s worldwide resurgence; provides detailed coverage of the methods, ingredients, and accoutrements of modern makers and purveyors; gives coverage to popular gin bars and classic cocktails with eclectic sidebars and interviews; and provides a complete catalog of commercial and craft distilleries worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604334623
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 721,034
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Matt Teacher is the author of fourteen books and journals, including The Musician’s Notebook, which has sold over 250,000 copies. He has also written several cocktail and spirits books, including The Home Distiller’s Handbook and The Little Pink Book of Cocktails (both by Cider Mill Press). He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Arrigo Cipriani 8

Introduction 10

The London Gin Club (London, England) 17

A Historical Account of Gin 24

Make Your Own Gin-Legally! 31

Gin Palace (New York, New York) 41

United States Prohibition 47

Modern Us Prohibition (With N.A. Poe) 54

Famous Gin 58

Dukes Bar (London, England) 69

The Art & Craft of Distillation 73

Gin Varieties 84

Auxiliary Gin Phrases 101

Peché (Austin, Texas) 106

The Famous Harry's Bar Martini (Venezia, Italy) 124

A Night in the District (Washington, Dc) 130

Wisdom (Washington, Dc) 140

Syrups 148

Imbue Cellars (Gaston, Oregon) 163

Vermouth (By Ben Koenig) 161

Congress (Austin, Texas) 167

A Philadelphia Gin Tasting 174

Lemons Up With A Twist (By Janet Bukovinsky Teacher) 188

Broken Shaker (Miami Beach, Florida) 193

Olives 195

Ice Variations 197

Garnishes 200

Bartender's Toolkit 204

How to Convert a Vodka Drinker to a Gin Sipper Erik Holzherr 206

Catalog of Gin Distillers 208

Bluewater Organic Distilling (Everett, Washington) 230

Genius Liquids (Austin, Texas) 268

Greenhook Ginsmiths (Brooklyn, New York) 275

Adventures in Portland at House Spirits Distillery (Portland, Oregon) 287

New Columbia Distillers (Washington, Dc) 310

Sacred Distiller (London, England) 334

Acknowledgments 360

Sources 361

Index 363

Art Credits 367

About the Author 368

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Its pretty go so far. You should work on making it longer though. I hope in the next chapter we get some explenations on things. Last thing, and maybe its just me, but please dont end on literally. It really kills the mood for me. But otherwe its pretty good!
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