The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace by Tristan Stephenson »
An innovative, captivating tour of the finest gins and distilleries in the world
An innovative, captivating tour of the finest gins and distilleries the world has to offer, brought to you by bestselling author and gin connoisseur, Tristan Stephenson, The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace is the follow-up to his hugely successful books, The Curious Bartender and The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies.
Discover the extraordinary journey that gin has taken, from its origins in the Middle Ages as the herbal medicine ‘genever’, to gin’s commercialisation and the dark days of the Gin Craze in mid-18th Century London, through to its partnership with tonic water, creating the most palatable and enjoyable antimalarial medication, to the golden age that it is now experiencing.
Over the last few years, hundreds of distilleries and micro-distilleries have been cropping up all over the world, producing superb craft products infused with remarkable new blends of botanicals.
In this book, you’ll be at the cutting edge of the most exciting developments, uncovering the alchemy of the gin production process and the science of flavour before taking a tour through the most exciting distilleries and gins the world has to offer.
Finally, put Tristan’s mixology skills into practice with a dozen spectacular cocktails including a Purl, a Rickey and a Fruit Cup.
About the author:
Tristan Stephenson is a master mixologist and bright star in the bartending world.
He has worked with Jamie Oliver, and was a brand ambassador, training bartenders at The Ritz, among other top hotels. In 2009 he set up a consultancy company for the drinks industry, Fluid Movement. From there he went on to open critically acclaimed London bars, The Worship Street Whistling Shop (decorated in steampunk Victoriana style) and Purl.
Tristan currently lives in Cornwall and two of his books have been shortlisted for the Andre Simon Awards and Tales of the Cocktail Best New Spirit Book Awards.
The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace by Tristan Stephenson is published by Ryland, Peters & Small and distributed in Australia by Hardie Grant (Melbourne and London, May 2016; hb 224 pp). It is available nationally with RRP A$45.00.
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