GIN THE MANUAL
Mitchell Beazley $15.19
AWARD-WINNING author and whisky expert Dave Broom’s new book highlights how gin is made; what a botanical is and how they impact a gin’s flavor; what the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish, and American gins is; how you drink them to maximize your pleasure; and whether there is life beyond the Gin & Tonic. The body of the book covers 12O gins which Broom has tested four ways – with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni, and in a martini – and then scored. In addition, each gin is categorized according to a flavor camp system, which highlights its core properties and allows you to understand how you can best drink it and therefore enjoy it.
Broom has been writing about whisky for 25 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which (Drink! and Rum) won the Glenfiddich Award for Drink Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Award for Drink Writer of the Year twice and recently won the IWSC Communicator of the Year Award. Dave is editor-in-chief of whisky magazine (Japan), consultant editor to whisky magazine (UK, the USA, France, and Spain), and a lead columnist on whisky advocate (USA). He is also editor of the scotch whisky review and a contributor to a range of publications including the spectator, mixology, and imbibe (Europe). He is a regular broadcaster on TV and radio.