We’re formally within the midst of vacation gift-giving season and the proper current for the drinks connoisseur in your life is the brand-new Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails, edited by Half Full’s personal award-winning workforce of David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum.
The almost 900-page e book took virtually a decade to analysis, write and edit, and is a part of Oxford College Press’ acclaimed sequence of Companions, which incorporates the Oxford Companion to Beer and the Oxford Companion to Wine.
The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails options greater than 1,100 entries from 150 skilled contributors positioned world wide, together with Charlie Maclean, Garret Oliver, Audrey Saunders and Ana G. Valenzuela-Zapata. The tome is comprised of dozens of drink recipes, bartender biographies, fascinating histories of spirits manufacturers and spirits classes, and extra.
The outsized e book incorporates a wealth of fascinating details excellent for dropping at cocktail events or for pairing with scrumptious drinks of all types. As an illustration, based on the Hennessy entry, Irishman Richard Hennessy began the model in 1765. In 1870, the corporate created the XO (additional outdated) designation, which later grew to become a typical for your complete class and remains to be used in the present day.
Scotch drinkers will discover a large trove of knowledge on the historical past of the whisky and the way it’s produced, together with an in-depth dialogue of the usage of peat, which options Islay stalwart Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch.
Award-winning Scotch skilled Dave Increase delivers an in depth piece on the origins of ending whiskey in a second, totally different sort of barrel. It highlights the pioneering role of Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s head of distilling and whisky creation, in creating the approach that’s now in style with whiskey distillers world wide.
Whether or not the e book is a present for your self or for a good friend, it’s going to certainly be successful with anybody who’s curios concerning the world of drinks.
Cheers and blissful holidays!