15 new cocktails and drink books on everything from distilling to mead to drinks to accompany music and travel to favorite bars to rules for drinking.
Behold! Here is my round-up of all the cocktails and spirits books (plus a few others) that were released in 2017. This year, beyond the annual deluge of whisky books, there are books aping the bartender lifestyle (Drink Like a Bartender, Straight Up), more narrative books (I Hear She's a Real Bitch, By the Smoke and the Smell), and recipe books seeking to simplify the process (3 Ingredient Cocktails, The Imbible, Road Soda) rather than reveal the secrets of complex drinks from top bars. All in all, another great year for reading about drinking.
Ten new drink books covering bourbon, aquavit, global booze and global bars, plus recipes for prosecco and Instagrammable cocktails.
I thought that "blended" and "straight" whiskey were at odds with each other, as blended whiskeys must contain at least 20% straight whiskeys in their blend. So I looked it up.
A dozen new drinky reads for fall including books on the Bay Area, New York cocktails, 3-ingredient drinks, cocktails on the road, Canadian whisky, Champagne, and drinks of movie spies.
In my latest story for SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about new temperature and humidity sensors installed in warehouses at Buffalo Trace, and what those could mean for studying aging of spirits and adjusting future blends.