\r\n \r\n\r\nTasting Whiskey
\r\nBookclub offer: £10.50 plus P&P
\r\n(RRP: £13.50)\r\n\r\nMany factors contribute to the distinctive flavours and aromas of whisky – charred oak casks, the grain, local distilling traditions, the intricacies of blending and possibly the infusion of peat. If you are fascinated with whisky and all its subtleties and variations, let Lew Bryson take you though the great whisky producing regions and discover the unique characteristics of each spirit. The book is divided into 15 chapters and in turn the author takes us through all the whisky producing countries. As an American author, it is interesting to see that Scotch is the first covered, but what is also very useful is that he covers what goes well with whisky, collecting whisky and what to dilute whisky with. Lew Bryson was until recently Managing Editor of Whisky Advocate. He frequently presents tastings and lectures on whisky.\r\n\r\n
\r\nBookclub offer: £14.00 plus P&P
\r\n(RRP: £17.50)\r\n\r\nAfter decades of being seen as an old man’s drink, whisky is certainly booming. According to the author of this book, cocktail lovers have moved away from sweet and fruity flavour profiles to embrace the earthy, bitter, savoury notes of Scotch, Bourbon and rye. The author is a professional cocktail maker and whisky expert and offers a basic introduction to whiskies, as well as cocktail recipes both classic and original. Beginning with the colonial era drinks such as Cherry Bounce and Stone Fence, he then takes in early whisky drinks such as the Toddy and Julep. From there he enters the cocktail explosion of the Jerry Thomas era, the ‘lost’ recipes of Prohibition, and brings us right through to modern drinks with some very surprising elements. Michael Dietsch is a barfly, booze hound, book hoarder, jazz fiend, author and lives in Washington DC.
\r\n \r\n\r\nCraft Spirits
\r\nBookclub offer: £12.00 plus P&P
\r\n(RRP: £14.99)\r\n\r\nWith more than 250 top craft spirits from across the world, this book guides you through the producers to watch, the spirits to try, and the cocktail techniques to master. It will help you discover the most respected distillers through illustrated profiles on renowned craft spirits and how each spirit is produced.
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\r\nBookclub offer: £13.50 plus P&P
\r\n(RRP: £17.50)\r\n\r\nIf you add fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit and other garden-to-glass ingredients to drink, is the resulting drink healthy? Everything is relative. It will be tasty and bartender Jules Aron reveals in this extremely well illustrated book some of her most requested recipes.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nLet Me Tell You About Whisky
\r\nNeil Ridley & Gavin D. Smith
\r\nBookclub offer: £13.00 plus P&P
\r\nWritten by two well-known whisky writers, this book is probably the best primer out there. There have been many primer books about whisky in recent years, but not one with such detailed and all encompassing scope. The book assumes that the reader has no prior whisky knowledge and explains fully the whisky process.\r\n