By Kate Hopkins
Kate Hopkins knew there needed to be extra to whiskey than utilizing it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to profit extra approximately "the drink" and set out on an bold itinerary studying its background. Combining finished study with casual narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's position within the historical past of the area. She visited historians and pub vendors, went to distilleries owned via enterprises who promote hundreds of thousands of gallons according to day, and artisans who promote hundreds of thousands of gallons according to 12 months, and interviewed the aficionados and the typical drinkers, simply because the most effective points of whiskey isn't just its style, however the tales in regards to the drink which are advised round the bar. As an further bonus, she discusses the advantageous paintings of distilling, the correct how you can drink whiskey, and offers tasting notes on diverse manufacturers, all within the wish of gaining knowledge of the easiest shot of the liquor.
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99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink (1st Edition) by Kate Hopkins