Here are the new boozy and literary arrivals at Alcademics Global Headquarters over the past few weeks. Gran Patron Piedra Evan Williams Single Barrel 2004 Vintage Mezcalero Release #8 Alipus Mezcal Santa Ana Del Rio The Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy Cocktails For the Four Seasons by Jenny Park & Teri Lyn Fisher Various books published by Saveur Magazine Related articles How to Pack Liquor in your Luggage Alcademics Has a New (Physical) Address New Booze: Tapatio Excelencia and Battle Cry American Single Malt Snap Shots: Helicopter Above Queenstown, New Zealand
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I'm reading a bunch of books on malaria and quinine to try to track down the true origins of the Gin & Tonic. The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah is the most modern book I have that tackles the issue of malaria. The first chapter deals with how the parasite lives between the mosquito and humans and how it evolved over the years. The second chapter reveals the spread of the disease to the New World, in part assisted by the slave trade. In the next, the author looks at the ecology (mosquito...
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Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer for publications including Saveur, Details.com, Whisky Advocate, PopSci.com, Drinks International, and many more. Learn about Camper and Alcademics, or read clips of his published work.