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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...

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...

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...

Summer 2016 Book Reviews

Distilled Stories: California Artisans Behind the Spirits Edited by Capra Press, 2016 Softcover/256 pages ISBN 978-1592661060 $20.00 Distilled Stories: California Artisans Behind the Spirits (edited by Capra Press) recounts the stories of 32 California distillers and how they came to make distilling their profession....

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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 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 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,...

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...

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...

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...