Category Archives: Books

The 7 Best Whiskey Books (For Whiskey Lovers) In 2023)

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These are some of the seven best books for whiskey, written by folks who have spent decades in the trenches researching and tasting whiskey, visiting distilleries, pubs, and libraries in an attempt to figure out what makes our country’s favorite spirit so excellent.  Please pick up a few of these whiskey books, study them, and{…}

The 7 Best Rum Books (For Rum Lovers) In 2023

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Oh, the sweet and toasty taste of our beloved rum. A treasured liquor that has been around for 60 years, having originated from the West Indies. In those 60 years, well-known experts, and self-taught lovers of rum have come to have extensive knowledge of the strong drink. Said individuals have been generous to share that{…}

The 7 Best Books For Gin Lovers (Our Top Picks For 2024!)

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No one could have expected gin’s rapid rise over the previous five years: craft distilleries are thriving, sophisticated gin drinkers prefer pink grapefruit and black pepper to lemon, and you can even get your favorite gin delivered to your door.  If you’re anything like me, when i get into a hobby I go all –{…}

The 7 Best Books for Tequila and Mezcal Lovers (Our Top Picks In 2023)

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Tequila and Mezcal have a rich and textured history. It is culturally significant. For many, it is a way of life and, for even more, their livelihood that has been in their family for generations. Whether you want to learn more about the history, how to make it at home, are in search of some awesome{…}

The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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A Distillers’ Guide To Excise Duty (Excise Tax Considerations)

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Old Tom Gin Recipe (Sweetened Gin!)

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The Best Whiskey Stones In 2024 (3 Types To Choose From)

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Grandma’s Floral Gin Recipe

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