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A Glass Apart: Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
A Glass Apart
Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864705493
This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collectors item for established whiskey connoisseurs.
The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688177603
Presents a collection of rum-flavored fare, including drinks and cocktails, desserts, marinades, and sauces, highlighting such recipes as Classic Hot Buttered Rums, Luau Baby Back Ribs, Rum Marinated Shrimp Skewers, and Spice Island Flan.
Whisky: The Industry and the Drink
Whisky
The Industry and the Drink
Hardcover      ISBN: 0747814643
Scotch whisky is the world's favorite spirit, with established European and North American sales being swelled by fast-growing markets in China, India, and Brazil. Once again new distilleries are being built in Scotland, and older ones that had been "mothballed" are being brought out of retirement. The heritage, the craft-based production method, and the picturesque locations of many distilleries are a huge part of Scotch Whisky's appeal. Scotland today has more than 100 distilleries ranging from vast factories to artisanal workshops, and more than half of them welcome tourists. Scotch outlines the history, heritage, and romance of the industry including the two-century conflict between illicit moonlighters and the Excisemen: the extraordinary boom in whisky production when phylloxera devastated the vineyards of France and created a shortage of Cognac; the challenges presented by two world wars, depression, and prohibition; and Scotch's resurgence after facing down world-wide competition from white spirits. It explains the raw materials -malted barley and water transformed by the degree of peatiness both in the maltings and the water -and the distillation and maturing processes, going into the sometimes minute variations in ingredients and equipment that give each malt whisky its unique character. It also explains the production of grain whisky and the blending processes that give us our best-known brands, instructs in how to get the best out of expensive single malts, and guides readers as to sourcing unusual malts and visiting distilleries.
The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails
The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker
Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails
Hardcover      ISBN: 054430232x
Shares recipes for Mexican-inspired cocktails featuring tequila and mezcal, as well as information on techniques, ingredients, and preparing syrups and salts.
Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer
Cocktails on Tap
The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617691429
Collects more than fifty recipes for mixed drinks that use all types of beer as an ingredient, from basic lagers to stouts and sour Belgian ales, including a white collins, harvey weissbanger, beer nog, and mulled ale.
North Star Cocktails: Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild
North Star Cocktails
Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873518373
Award-winning drinkslinger Johnny Michaels, along with the North Star Bartenders’ Guild, move beyond the traditional Martini and Manhattan to offer 125 crafted cocktail recipes with modern flavors.
Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples into Alcohol
Craft Cider
How to Turn Apples into Alcohol
Paperback      ISBN: 1581573138
Hard cider is far more than sweet apple juice with a kick. It is the fasted growing alcoholic beverage on the market today. After standing in the shadow of craft beer, hard cider is enjoying a much overdue renaissance. Craft Cider will uncover this unique beverage's history, the current state of cider in the marketplace, and recommend commercial ciders that represent the best in each style. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned brewer, Craft Cider will be the go-to book for all skill levels to learn new brewing techniques, explore recipes, and learn about the expansive history of this age-old drink.
Bloody Marys: Sanguine Solutions For a Slew of Situations
Bloody Marys: Sanguine Solutions For a Slew of Situations
      ISBN: 0615471048
10,000 Cocktails: The Ultimate Menu of Cocktail Combinations
10,000 Cocktails
The Ultimate Menu of Cocktail Combinations
Hardcover      ISBN: 1782402748
Enjoying cocktails remains a timeless pleasure. This book deals with cocktails that can satisfy anyone's thirst.
Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey
Pure Heart
A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062458973
Troylyn Bell and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate investor, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their mute, wheelchair-bound son Marshall, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. Nearing fifty, Troy thought her chance at adventure had passed. But in this booming little Appalachian Mountain city of hippies, farmers, artisans, and retirees, she unexpectedly discovered a support network and something she’d never had in twenty-five years of providing round-the-clock care for her special needs boys: the freedom to pursue her own dreams. She struck up a friendship with a legendary eighty-year-old raconteur from the mountains, met his friends, and soon found herself in a rickety country shack with an ingeniously inventive retired farmer trying to create the best recipe ever for traditional mountain moonshine. Full of eccentric characters and charming locations—from a "haunted" cabin in the mountains to the last farm in the world to grow heritage Crooked Creek corn—Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect. But when the real estate bubble burst and the collapse of her husband Charlie’s new venture in Asheville left them deeply in debt, Troy realized her ten-year business plan for Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey wasn’t enough. If she was going to save her family—and she was definitely going to save her family—she needed to become the most successful woman in the legal whiskey business. And she needed to do it fast, before the bank took her house, her business, and everything she’d worked so hard to achieve.