Every bartender must know each and every ingredient behind the bar and Spirits Distilled by Mark Ridgwell is a comprehensive guide to all of the major spirits categories. Taking the reader through the principles of distillation to a discussion on how to taste spirits, Ridgwell reveals the history and legends behind vodka, gin, tequila, genever, rum, brandies, liqueurs, eaux-de-vie, flavoured white spirits and the entire range of whiskeys.Lovers of spirits will find this book to be an invaluable resource for understanding and appreciating the world of spirits from a qualitative rather than quantitative perspective. Professionals too will find the quizzes in Spirits Distilled a particularly useful tool for understanding better the spirits they sell. An essential book that belongs on the reference shelf of everyone who works with or enjoys spirits, Spirits Distilled is a classic in the making.
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