This beautifully produced book, with full-colour photographs throughout, will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Irish whiskey. The History of Irish Whiskey There is a strong connection between the history of distilling in Ireland and the history of the island itself. It's as if whiskey were the lifeblood of the people. The Rise and Fall A hundred years ago Irish Whiskey was so prized that Scottish distillers often shipped their whiskey to Dublin, where it was mixed with a little Irish, re-exported as 'Irish Whiskey' and sold at a premium! The Fall and Rise Ireland's distillers reacted to the threat of blended Scotch exactly as you would expect; they fought amongst themselves to the edge of extinction! But today Irish Whiskey is the fastest-growing drink segment in the world. A generation ago there were only two distilleries in Ireland: now it's 31, with seven new ones this year alone. How Whiskey is Made Understand the difference between Single Malts, Blends, Pot-still whiskeys; and the art of distilling and blending. Tasting Whiskey How to explore the different flavours found in Irish Whiskey and where they come from. Learn how to taste as well as drink!
Irish single pot still whiskey has a romantic mystique for many whiskey critics because of its tragic history as the ‘lost sister’ of single malt scotch. Ireland’s history and politics resulted in the near-annihilation of the national drink and there’s an almost eerie beauty to the ‘silent’ distilleries that still dot the Irish countryside. These distilleries inform the aesthetic of the title and, indeed, there is visual poetry in the barrels, pot stills and photogenic amber spirits that convey the Irish whiskey world. Although Irish whiskey is currently the fastest-growing global spirits category and Irish ‘pure pot still’ has long been a favourite drink among whiskey critics and connoisseurs, the existing literature is still surprisingly sparse. This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collectors’ item for established whiskey connoisseurs.
World Whiskey is a long overdue visual bible of over 700 worldwide whiskeys. Whiskeys Worth the Wait directory spreads make up the body of the book, marrying together distillery history, in-depth tasting notes, and a photograph. Guiding you through every important distilling nation - starting with the rich varieties in Scotland, going on to woody bourbon and rye in the US, and finishing with the range of varieties available in Asia and Australasia - you're sure to find a satisfying dram wherever you are. Explore your favorite distillery and discover all its secrets with The Story of... spreads that look at one distillery and uncover its history. Whiskey, with its careful, masterful, and magical production process, has inspired much adoration from many distillery owners - these stories will certainly make you stop and think when you take your next sip. Whiskey Tours are located in every key whiskey nation and dedicate a few days to one common aim - to taste all the region's finest whiskeys. This is the ideal way to up your whiskey count, giving you reliable, up-to-date information on when to visit, where to stay and eat, and how to travel so that you can enjoy the culture of the nation while sampling your favorite spirit. World Whiskey presents all those varieties that every whiskey lover simply must try.
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!
This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 4th Edition also provides: Detailed information on how to properly stock a bar Expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties, specialty coffees, and hot toddies Tips on creating unique punches and even non-alcoholic drinks Helpful information about experimenting with the latest flavored rums and vodkas including apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, grape, mango, and watermelon Fun, new ways to garnish, rim, and serve drinks like a master mixologist The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups Advice on choosing the right and latest glassware and mixers New recipes covering the hottest shooters such as After Five, Candy Corn, Jelly Bean, and more A new section on festive holiday cocktails such as the Grinch and Candy Cane Martini
Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Dublin and Southeastern Ireland. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with central Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Irish geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. Explore Dublin and Southeastern Ireland: Dublin is Ireland’s capital and has become one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations. Explore St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College in the Southside; wander the cobblestone streets and small lanes of Temple Bar; and visit the high-tech museum at the Guinness Brewery and Storehouse. With magnificent museums such as the Hugh Lane and the National Museum, Georgian architecture, and of course, hundreds of pubs, the city’s pleasures are uncontainable. The southeast is Ireland’s sunniest corner, and the coastal counties have long been the favored hideaway of Dublin folk on vacation. Quiet seaside villages, country houses, and some of the nation’s best land make for easy access en route to Cork or Kerry. Inland, counties like Kilkenny and Tipperany offer a lion’s share of history and important monuments in the main towns, Wexford and Waterford. Follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick at the Rock of Cashel, dig the ducal lifestyle at Lismore, and romp in the brisk waters of the pristine beaches around the fishing village of Ardmore. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
An Irish whiskey guru, two bartender behemoths, and an adept writer combine forces to create this comprehensive guide to Irish whiskey. The book begins with an in-depth introduction to whiskey and its history in Ireland, including what makes each style of Irish whiskey unique. What follows is a detailed tour, including photographs, around the four Irish provinces, and of the 22 different distilleries and the unique Irish whiskeys each produces, as well as a discussion of the booming present and promising future for Irish whiskey producers. Each province also highlights the best of Ireland's 50 iconic bars and pubs, linking past to present and providing the ultimate whiskey tourist itinerary. The fun really begins when the masterminds behind 2015’s “World’s Best Bar,” Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, share 12 original mixed-drink recipes tailor-made for Irish spirits.
This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of Irish whiskey. It includes descriptions of more than 100 Irish whiskeys from the whole island of Ireland. Photographs of key locations and products makes this a very attractive gift. A handy 8-page map of all distilleries featured is included.
Revised and updated in 2013, 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whisky guide with a difference. It is not an awards list. It is not a list of the 101 'best' whiskies in the world in the opinion of a self-appointed whisky guru. It is simply a guide to the 101 whiskies that enthusiasts must seek out and try in order to complete their whisky education. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited and the absurdly expensive, whisky expert Ian Buxton recommends an eclectic selection of old favourites, stellar newcomers and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk. The book decodes the marketing hype and gets straight to the point; whether from India, America, Sweden, Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens and islands of Scotland, here are the 101 whiskies that you really want. Try them before you die - Slainte!