Ryland Peters & Small
Craft Spirit World
Distillation is as close as mankind has come to alchemy: turning everything from the humble potato to run-of-the-mill corn into glorious liquor. Cue the micro-distiller—a new breed of artisan producer reigniting our love of spirits and making drinks of quality rather than quantity. Artisan spirits can not only taste better, but each microdistiller has a tale to tell about the ingredients or the dream that led them to lovingly coax each drop of spirit from still to bottle. And we all love a good story. In "Craft Spirit World," over 100 of the best examples on the market of gin, vodka, rum, whisky, bourbon, cognac, and more are revealed, , coming from producers dotted across the globe—from New Zealand and South Africa to Scotland, Italy, Canada, and the United States. Each entry then covers the history behind the drink, where to get it, and, most importantly, what it tastes like.