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The World Atlas of Gin by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley (Mitchell Beazley, 2019) 256 pages $34.99 ISBN: 9781784725310 A dynamic duo who are no strangers to writing books on spirits, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have produced the previous titles Distilled and Straight Up,...

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The Cocktail Bar: Notes for an Owner & Operator by Chall Gray Hayward, White Mule Press, 2018 122 pages $25 ISBN: 9780996827799 Chall Gray has opened six bars including Little Jumbo, in Asheville, NC, and he leads the bar-consulting firm Slings & Arrows Consulting. With...

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The Art Of Distilling, Revised And Expanded: An Enthusiast’s Guide to the Artisan Distilling Of Whiskey, Vodka, Gin And Other Potent Potables by Bill Owens, Alan Dikty and Andrew Faulkner Beverly: Quarry Books, 2019 176 pages $24.99 ISBN: 9781631595547 Bill Owens, Alan Dikty, and Andrew...

Summer 2019 Book Reviews

The Nano Distillery: The Future of Distilling Compiled and edited by Brad Plummer and Andrew Faulkner (Hayward: White Mule Press, 2018) 148 pages $25.00 ISBN: 9781732235403 New from ADI’s White Mule Press, The Nano Distillery is a must read for anyone thinking of opening a...

Read Like a Pro

A list of essential books recommended by ADI president and founder Bill Owens: Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari: 500 Bitters; 50 Amari; 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food & Homemade Bitters by Mark Bitterman. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015. ISBN 1449470696. Bitters and...

Book Reviews Winter 2018

Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned Alba Huerta and Marah Stets (California: Lorena Jones Books, 2018). 240 pages ISBN: 9780760351734 $25.00 Named Bartender of the Year in 2014 by Imbibe magazine, Alba Huerta is the co-founder of The Pastry War and Julep in Houston, Texas. Julep opened in...

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The Gin dictionary: An A-Z of All Things Gin, from Juniper Berries to the G & T David T. Smith London: Mitchell Beazley, 2018 ISBN: 9781784723989 256 pages; Hardcover $19.99 David T. Smith has written four books on gin, is the author of the gin...

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Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy Charles Neal San Francisco: Board and Bench Publishing, 2011 ISBN: 9780615446400 766 pages, Hardcover $60 from the publisher Charles Neal is the owner of Charles Neal Selections, an importer and distributor based in San Francisco, CA, and the author of...

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Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2016 160 pages ISBN: 9780875656540 $35.00 Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek are the authors of Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey. Arnold was born in Louisville and is...

Four Book Reviews from Winter 2016 Distiller

The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass Paul Clark Nashville: Spring House Press, 2015 200 pages ISBN 9781940611174 $24.95 Paul Clarke is Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine, author of the drinks blog The Cocktail Chronicles, and writer of numerous articles...