All you need to know.
Gin now has its own geek''s bible, a heady cocktail
of information, enthusiasm and authority.
-- Observer Food Monthly
All alcohols have a social history and this book tells the story
of gin. The spirit has a long and lively history and its popularity
has waxed and waned over the centuries. But it is in demand again
-- and rising -- and many would say that only now is it getting the
recognition it truly deserves. At the same time, new makers
populate the scene, many of them small, craft distilleries. The
great G&T (gin and tonic) has earned new respect and is more
fashionable now than when it was created by the English during
Queen Victoria''s reign.
From Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award-winning writer Simon
Difford comes this beautiful guide to the ''juniper jewel.''
Gin brings comprehensive coverage of the
white spirit. It provides a detailed history of the rollercoaster
ride gin has taken over the centuries, a full explanation of gin
styles and production methods, in-depth reports on 16 distilleries,
and production and tasting notes on nearly 175 different gins. It
is a true celebration of arguably the world''s most dynamic and
- A wealth of encyclopedic information for keen amateurs and
drinks professionals alike
- A spotlight on the craft gin distilling movement as well as
larger, more established gin producers
- Interviews and quotes from some of the most well-known
characters in the world of gin
- Contrasting detail of cutting-edge production technologies with
centuries-old techniques and traditions.
For the great many aficionados of gin, new and veteran,
Gin is a lively, informative and
affectionate history of the heart and soul of the G&T.