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Distilled

From absinthe & brandy to gin & whisky, the world's finest artisan spirits unearthed, explained & enjoyed

By Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison

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A guide to exploring the burgeoning world of craft spirits.

Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Drink Book of the Year 2015.

Annual Spirited Awards - Nominated for Best New Spirits Book 2015.

Today's world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It's about men and women tearing up rule books and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality and passion.

This book uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer. These are not necessarily the best-known examples on the planet - though if they are good, they have a place here - but the best crafted and most interesting. Spirit by spirit Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit - its ingredients, its classic forms, the choices a distiller makes in creating it - and offer their picks to 'Drink Before You Expire' - the world's best examples of their type, from gin and rum to shochu and tequila. There are plenty of suggestions for how to drink too, with innovative and classic cocktails and their insider tips on getting the best out of your spirits.

Biographical Notes

Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley are at the forefront of providing expertise and innovation in the spirits world. From whisky to gin, cognac to exotic drinks, the duo has a wealth of knowledge to share with audiences across the globe. They write about whisky on their award-winning website worldsbestspirits.com and regularly pen articles and whisky features for a number of different publications such as Whisky Magazine, Imbibe and the Evening Standard, as well as becoming judges for the World Whisky Awards and the prestigious I.W.S.C. awards. They appear regularly on Channel 4 as drinks experts for Sunday Brunch.

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  • ISBN: 9781784724467
  • Publication date: 03 May 2018
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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