Gin: The Manual
In recent years, gin has shed its old-fashioned image and been reborn as a hot and hip spirit. The number of brands grows every day and bartenders – and consumers – are now beginning to re-examine gin as a quality base spirit for drinks both simple and complex.
Now, with more brands available than ever before, it is the time to set out what makes gin special, what its flavours are and how to get the most out of the brands you buy. With this book as your guide, discover:
– How gin is made
– What a botanical is and how they impact a gin’s flavour
– What the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins is
– How you drink them to maximise your pleasure
– Whether there is life beyond the gin & tonic (yes!)
The body of the book covers 120 gins which Dave has tested four ways – with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini – and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorised according to an ingenious flavour camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it, and therefore enjoy it.
Hardcover: 224 pages
With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why? In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.
Aromatic, refreshing, delicious and a feast for the eyes, the generously-sized and creatively garnished gin tonica Spanish-style drink is taking the cocktail world by storm.
The Bartender’s Guide to Gin starts with a thorough guide to equipment and approaches, followed by a heady selection of 100 gin-based recipes.