Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 816 Pages, 7.09 × 10.24 × 0.79 in
Published: August 1, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 3833148039
ISBN - 13: 9783833148033
From the Publisher
This book is not simply a reference book and collection of recipes,
but also a travel guide through the international world of spirits
"Honestly, this is probably the best book ever produced on
alcohol... every bartender who takes the craft seriously should
start reading this book as soon as possible!"
The World of Spirits and Cocktails by André Dominé (h.f. ullmann)
This book actually came out five years ago, but I was just made
aware of it recently. Honestly, this is probably the best book ever
produced on alcohol. You will learn more from this book about
everything from brandies to whiskies to rums to fortified wines
than you thought possible. Six hundred pages are given over to the
subject, and every page is beautifully decorated with full-color
photographs and reproductions of spirit related art. An
introduction to the history of both alcohol and cocktails takes up
the first one hundred pages, and the last one hundred are given
over to cocktails and their recipes. If there was a college level
course on liquor and bartending, this would be its textbook.
Perhaps my only criticism is that the recipes are not user-friendly
for Americans (it has been translated from German), as many of them
call for tablespoons and barspoons of liquor rather than ounces.
That aside, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Every
bartender who takes the craft seriously should start reading this
book as soon as possible! GSN Rating: A++.
Good Spirit News coverage, Feb 10, 2013, by Blair