We showcase notable books of interest to the craft spirits community.
Whiskey Master Class: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, and More
Author: Lew Bryson
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Release Date: Feb. 18
Over the past three decades, Lew Bryson has been one of the most influential voices in whiskey—a longtime editor of Whisky Advocate, author of the definitive guide “Tasting Whiskey” and a contributor to Craft Spirits magazine. In this book, Bryson shares everything he’s learned on his journey through the worlds of bourbon, Scotch, rye, Japanese whiskey, and more (yes, there are tasty Canadian and Irish whiskeys as well!). The book includes an overview of the different types of whiskeys, including the rules and identities of each. Bryson also includes information on craft whiskeys, which tend to be more creative and freewheeling than the styles made by traditional producers. The book also includes numerous interviews with master distillers, still makers and other artisans at the top of their field.
The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails: 100 Timeless, Creative & Tempting Recipes
Author: Amy Zavatto
Publisher: Rockridge Press
For bourbon aficionados―or aspiring ones―this book is a guide to plenty of inventive and exciting ways to savor an American classic. From a traditional Old Fashioned to a Churchill Downs Crusta, explore 100 cocktails that incorporate flavors from a variety of bourbons, regions and time periods. From a solo nightcap, to pre-dinner drinks for two and cocktails for a crowd, readers will learn to whip up the perfect bourbon drink for every occasion. Taste trendy new flavors created exclusively for this book, and long-forgotten recipes from the Prohibition era.