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We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur. From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond) this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin, and the first book to explore the explosion of innovative gin brands and the artisanal distillers that are reinventing this most English of drinks.With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why?In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.
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We're in the midst of a rum revival and there are so many artisan brands to try out. This book, written by spirits expert Ian Buxton, highlights the tastiest ones around.
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Rum's increase in popularity has also seen more people enjoying cocktails, mojitos and Mai Tai infused with the drink. This incredible pocket-sized book will take you on a tour of the colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics of the drink.
This entertaining and informative book features images of each delicious drink alongside profiles and information on their brand owners and origins.
Featuring new flavours and traditional favourites, 101 Gins to Try Before You Die is the perfect book for any drinks connoisseur.
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From Adnams to Zuidam and London to Plymouth, this is an authoritative guide to innovative gin brands and artisanal distillers. It asks whether a rose-flower and cucumber-infused drink can really be considered gin and whether a gin aged in wood is really a strange young whisky!
Author Ian Buxton offers a no-nonsense guide to the world of gins and offers so many recommendations. Chin, chin to gin!
Third edition, fully revised and updated. 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!
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Exploring the finest and rarest whiskies in the world: wonderful whiskey you're dying to try but probably never willThese whiskies may be extraordinarily hard to find, impossible to buy, or literally the sole survivor of a long lost distillery--some are even priceless but, for the first time ever, they're assembled here for connoisseurs to "savor." Some are the Ferraris of whiskey: luxury thoroughbreds beyond the reach of all but the most fortunate, discerning, and wealthy of enthusiasts and collectors. Some are whiskey's equivalent to the Model T Ford--once ubiquitous, but now rendered exceptional by the passage of time. All are legendary. Whether the world's oldest, rarest, or most expensive whiskies, leading whiskey writer Ian Buxton unlocks these liquid treasures and meets the people who make, sell, or simply preserve them. This book shares the secrets of whiskey's elite, explaining what makes these whiskies so special, so intriguing, and so desirable.
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Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years. But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not simply a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland's islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea, and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert's knowledge of whisky with a travel writer's fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands' magical drams.
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101 WORLD WHISKIES TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE is the companion guide to 2010's 101 WHISKIES TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE. Ian Buxton again eschews the obvious whiskies and recommends another 101 whiskies that he believes every whisky lover should taste. In Ian Buxton's new collection of whisky recommendations he has cast his net wider. He includes not only whiskies from the established whisky-producing countries, but also many newcomers. The book includes whiskies from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Wales. All the whiskies included are both affordable and accessible. Ian Buxton does not believe in collecting whiskies or investing in whisky. He believes in tasting and enjoying the huge range of whiskies that are available. The book includes single malts and blends - and provocatively a few renegade suggestions that are bound to offend purists.
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It is rare for any business concern established in the reign of William IV to remain in family ownership in the year 2011. But that is exactly what Glenfarclas Distillery has achieved under the management and care of the Grant family. The remarkable story of this world-famous malt whisky distillery is revealed in Ian Buxton's latest whisky book which charts the establishment of the concern is 1836 as it developed from an illicit farmyard distillery into a licensed business which it has remained ever since. This book is extremely well illustrated with much original archival material presented in a generous landscape format. The content covers not only the history of Glenfarclas but, perhaps more importantly, the people who have been and still are involved in the business from the Grants themselves to the current workforce. Along the way some major episodes in the history of whisky are covered including the big boom and the resulting crash on the late-Victorian era which was sparked off by the Pattison Brothers of Leith who were heavily involved with Glenfarclas, a relationship that nearly brought the distillery to its knees. Now enjoying more successful times, Glenfarclas 175 is a testament to one of Speyside's most famous malts
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Morrison Bowmore Distillers (MBD) started life in 1951 as an independent player in an industry largely dominated by the dinosaur that was The Distillers Company. Its founder was Stanley P Morrison who, with partner James Howat, astutely built the company into one of Scotch whisky's major players. Then, with the assistance of Stanley's sons Brian and Tim they eventually created a distillery portfolio of Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch. A considerable trade in bulk whisky was built up but as this market declined and interest in single malts grew, the firm developed its branded business. In 1989, Suntory of Japan acquired a stake, later to assume full control. Since 2000, under CEO Mike Keiller, Morrison Bowmore Distillers has evolved into a single malt specialist concentrating almost exclusively on its three core brands. As this history receives its finishing touches, 2014 will represent the final chapter as the business is subsumed into the new Beam Suntory group, thus becoming part of the Scotch whisky industry's rich history. This lavishly illustrated volume traces the early beginnings of MBD and charts the development of the company over six decades as it grew and prospered. Peppered with characters that lived and worked for the company, it is perhaps the first and only MBD history that will ever be produced as it becomes a part of one of the world's whisky giants. 'Copiously illustrated and beautifully produced ...this will surely be the definitive history of Morrison Bowmore.' Charles MacLean
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The rags to riches story of John Dewar & Sons is probably the most colourful of any whisky company, largely owing to the remarkable talents of John Dewar's two sons, John Alexander Dewar (who finished as Lord Forteviot) and his brother Thomas (who was created Lord Dewar of Homestall) - and as such provides a fascinating insight into the Scotch whisky industry during its formative and most colourful era. The Dewar's story is also a benchmark study in the history of advertising and marketing, in which dark arts Tommy Dewar was a pioneer. If you don't advertise you fossilise, was one of his aphorisms, as were advertising is to business what imagination is to poetry and keep advertising and advertising will keep you. In this extensive company history, leading whisky writer Ian Buxton tells the story for the first time, building on unique access to the Dewar company archives and bringing the story from the firm's foundation in 1846 right up to the present day. To quote Charles MacLean's Foreword, 'This is not only a beautiful book, it is engaging and informative'.
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