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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

Fall 2015 Book Reviews

Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker Fred Minnick Zenith Press, 2015 240 pages ISBN 978-0760347409 $22.99 Fred Minnick writes for the Wall Street Journal and other publications, and he is the author of Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How...

Fall 2016 Book Reviews

Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari: 500 Bitters, 50 Amari, 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food and Homemade Bitters Mark Bitterman Andrew McMeel Publishing, 2015 216 pages ISBN 9781449470692 $25.00 Mark Bitterman is the author of Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari: 500 Bitters,...