101 Gins to Try Before You Die

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780275659

Category:

Page: 224

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We're in the middle of a Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond) this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin, and the first book to explore the explosion of innovative gin brands and the artisanal distillers that are reinventing this most English of drinks.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.

101 Gins to Try Before You Die

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857902466

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 9285


We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond), this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin and a celebration of the hippest drink on the international bar scene. 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.

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (5th edition)

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147229226X

Category: Cooking

Page: 239

View: 3664


Fifth edition, fully revised and updated. 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from Canada, India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!

101 Craft and World Whiskies to Try Before You Die (2nd edition of 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die)

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472279026

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 2462


'An enjoyable romp through the craft whisky industry. Prepare to have your eyes opened and taste buds transported along the ever expanding whisky route.' Will Lyons 'Buxton has done it again: a cracking read. A novel and invaluable addition to any whisky library.' Charles MacLean 'Ian Buxton is the perfect guide to the rapidly changing world of whisky. Can you afford to be without a copy of 101 Craft and World Whiskies?' Henry Jeffreys, author of Empire of Booze Discover the exciting new world of craft distillers and whiskies from around the world in Ian Buxton's brilliant new addition to his 101 Whiskies series. From Austria to Argentina and Norway to New Zealand, the world of whisky is expanding as we have never seen before. Distilleries as far away as Taiwan and as close to home as England are reinventing what whisky means - and an iconoclastic generation of boutique, craft distillers are challenging previous orthodoxies and teasing drinkers with their exciting new styles and radical releases. 101 Craft & World Whiskies to Try Before You Die is an up-to-the-minute guide from best-selling whisky commentator Ian Buxton, author of the popular 101 Whiskies series, and the first independent assessment of this global drinks revolution. Guaranteed to appeal equally to whisky aficionados and new enthusiasts in search of a trusty and well-informed guide, Ian Buxton's wonderful new handbook is delivered in his trademark irreverent and trenchant style. There's a whole world of whisky to be discovered, free of bagpipes and heather and far from leather-clad fireside armchairs, that's overturning tradition. Taken neat or over ice, 101 Craft & World Whiskies will blow the cobwebs off your dram.

101 Rums to Try Before You Die

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 1788850432

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 8888


Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen just as the preferred tipple for tipsy pirates. The craft drinks movement has certainly stimulated the rum world, with high numbers of new artisan rum brands launching around the world in the last few years. The rise of the rum cocktails is another successful trend, with the popularity of mojitos and mai tai contributing greatly in the growth and development of the rum market. Ian Buxton, the UK’s No.1 bestselling author on spirits, takes us on a tour of the different colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics, and makes his pick of the best rums in the world. Whether you like your rum in cocktails, or prefer to sip it neat, this is the only book on rum you will ever need.

101 Cocktails to try before you die

Author: François Monti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844038823

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 9588


Brought together in one delightful and informative guide are the top 101 cocktails to try before you die, from the classics (Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, Vesper) to the less well-known (Scofflaw, Irish Mermaid, Bramble). With fascinating insight, this book takes the reader on a captivating tour through history's most famous (and infamous) cocktails. Each entry comes with a detailed history, entertaining anecdotes and of course a list of ingredients, as well as retellings of cocktail myths and legends. Whether you are a spirits aficionado or simply enjoy a good drink, this is the must-have cocktail handbook.

101 Rums to Try Before You Die

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780275444

Category:

Page: 224

View: 556


Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen just as the preferred tipple for tipsy pirates. The craft drinks movement has certainly stimulated the rum world, with high numbers of new artisan rum brands launching around the world in the last few years. The rise of the rum cocktails is another successful trend, with the popularity of mojitos and mai tai contributing greatly in the growth and development of the rum market.Ian Buxton, the UK's No.1 bestselling author on spirits, takes us on a tour of the different colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics, and makes his pick of the best rums in the world. Whether you like your rum in cocktails, or prefer to sip it neat, this is the only book on rum you will ever need.

Gin: the Ultimate Companion

Author: Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780277530

Category:

Page: 272

View: 6153


This new book from bestselling drinks writer Ian Buxton builds on the tremendous success of 101 Gins to Try Before you Die. It includes background details on distilleries and craft artisans, tasting notes and tips on the must-try latest gins as well as the eternal classics and longstanding favourites.

Cutty Sark

Author: Helen Arthur,Ian Buxton,Dave Broom

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781780270265

Category: Cocktails

Page: 217

View: 9209


Cutty Sark – the whisky, not the ship – was launched in 1923 and went on to become one of the most popular whiskies in the world. The first Scotch whisky to sell more than 1 million cases annually in the USA it was noted for its light color and easy mixability. In this unique, full color volume, editor Ian Buxton has assembled a top team of whisky experts to tell the colorful story behind 'the real McCoy'. With exclusive access to historical archives we meet the blenders behind the whisky, explore its rise and rise through Prohibition and post-war recovery, and discover new and exciting cocktail recipes specially created for the book. Contributions from Helen Arthur, Dave Broom, Ian Buxton, Charles MacLean, Marcin Miller, Martine Nouet, Paul Pacult, Gary Regan, Neil Ridley and Gavin D Smith.

Whisky

Author: Aeneas MacDonald,George Malcolm Thomson,Ian Buxton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781780274218

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 3107


Main text, appreciation, commentary and annotations by Ian Buxton.