Lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-read style, this book will go down as well as the most lovingly created gin & tonic.
Gin: The Essential Guide for Gin Aficionados celebrates the clear spirit in all its guises; as a straight drink, the increasingly popular flavoured brands, as a base for cocktails and a cooking ingredient. It describes the history of the spirit; how it is made and how the method of distillation has changed across the centuries; the variations of gin; classic cocktail recipes; where to buy the premier brands; and tasting notes. Lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-read style, this book will go down as well as the most lovingly created Gin & Tonic.
Few drinks can trace its history back more than half a millennium, but the Dutch genever (or jenever) is a clear predecessor of the modern gin distilled today. Gin's history makes for fascinating reading, from how it grew and faded in popularity through the ages to the types of people who drank it and the story of the G&T (surely the world's best known cocktail).
According to Henry McNulty, Vogue's legendary wine and spirits columnist, 'Gin is the bad boy of the spirits world.' He may be correct, but the fact remains that gin is one of the world's most popular spirits.
Geraldine Coates, aka Madame Gin, has been writing about gin for over 20 years and has herself played a significant role in the great gin revival. She has worked closely with a number of major gin brands as a consultant and on training programmes and now teaches the world's first accredited Gin Diploma. She is also the editor of the world's first website devoted to gin, www.gintime.com, follow her on @gintime.com
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Table Of Contents:
Early History • London Dry Gin • The Modern Age • Making Gin • Brand Directory • Drinking Gin • Gin Places.
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