Whiskey and Spirits for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470117699

ISBN-13: 9780470117699

Edition: 4th 2008

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Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? "Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies" is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it "whiskey" and the Scottish "whisky"? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys -- or "dark" spirits -- originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You'll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You'll also discover how to: Become a sophisticated taster Shop for the best spirits Select the right mixers Use spirits in cooking Make ten classic cocktails Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit Present spirits to guests Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, "Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies" will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Entering the Spirits World
Discovering Distilled Spirits
How Distilled Spirits Are Created
Enjoying Spirits
Whiskeys from Around the World
Sipping the Irish Whiskeys
Saluting the Scots
American Cousins: Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey
More Whiskeys from America and Other Parts of the World
Channeling the Canadians
Surfing the White Waters: A Guide to "Clear" Spi
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