Author(s): Matt Teacher
The ultimate guide to today's exciting gin revival with a nod to the spirit's rich history, featuring a comprehensive review of gin distilleries, ingredients and accoutrements, distilling methods, cocktail recipes, international bar guide, and creative contributions from industry leaders. The Spirit of Gin is a comprehensive and entertaining illustrated guide to the classic spirit, with a sharp focus on the modern gin revival led by innovative craft-gin distillers, new ingredients and infusions, and growing interest in bars across the United States and overseas. The book details the colorful history of gin from its invention in eighteenth century London to today's worldwide resurgence; provides detailed coverage of the methods, ingredients, and accoutrements of modern makers and purveyors; gives coverage to popular gin bars and classic cocktails with eclectic sidebars and interviews; and provides a complete catalog of commercial and craft distilleries worldwide.
"[A] lovingly crafted reference [...] Teacher's gin opus contains brief narratives of his encounters at various gin hot-spots around the world, written with such curiosity and love for the spirit that you wish you'd been sipping right next to him. For the gin neophyte, The Spirit of Gin serves as an excellent reference and guide, chronicling the history of gin from its origins to modernity, reviewing the distilling process, outlining the various styles of gin, and defining the common botanicals used in gin production."--Sass & Gin
Matt Teacher is the author of fourteen books and journals, including The Musician's Notebook, which has sold over 250,000 copies. He has also written several cocktail and spirits books, including The Home Distiller's Handbook and The Little Pink Book of Cocktails (both by Cider Mill Press). He lives in Philadelphia, PA.