For the discerning reader, spirits enthusiast and traveller, New York based gin specialist Aaron Knoll takes us on a world tour through today’s global artisan gin revolution divulging along the way the scintillating history, appreciation, making, tasting and drinking of this ever popular tipple…
Thank goodness for Juniper. For if it weren’t for a plant that has grown across the Northern Hemisphere for tens of thousands of years, the world may never have formed a relationship, medicinal or otherwise, with juniper – and it wouldn’t have become the primary flavouring in gin.
GIN: The Art and Craft of the Artisan Revival is the first book to take a global overview of new gin categories and place them in context with the old guard. With craft distilleries springing up all over the world and new offers hitting the market almost daily, gin expert Aaron Knoll highlights the ways that today’s artisan drinks-makers have transformed the notion of what a classic or contemporary Gin can and should be.
Charting its rapid expansion from the Renaissance Genever apothecaries of the Netherlands and Belgium to the streets of London, via the distillers and cocktail bars of the Americas, the Antipodes, across Europe and beyond, Knoll’s tantalising, extensive and exhaustive research reminds us of the crests and waves gin has experienced over pre-and-post war decades, giving nods to in-vogue popular culture and ‘the signature cocktail’ scene amongst other
drinking fashions. Knoll also acknowledges prohibition-era cocktails and the female players
in his riveting and spirited historical account.
Featuring 300 of the world’s best gins, fifty gin cocktail recipes, profiles of the world’s emerging and established key players, the importance of botanicals as ingredients, and hundreds of ideas for how to drink it, GIN: The Art and Craft of the Artisan Revival captures the essence of this subtle, delicate, versatile spirit, and the flavour-boundary-pushing
inventiveness it inspires. Immerse yourself in new botanicals and flavours from Plymouth to Portland to find your perfect mix.
I have three copies to hand, so for your chance to win yourself a copy of Aaron Knoll’s new book, just answer this easy question:
What is the key botanical within all gin recipes?
If you think you know the answer, tweet me @DrinksEnthusist before September 30th with your answer and the hashtag #GinWin to be in with a chance of having your very own copy sent straight to you!
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