Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All

All Know Your Booze Before You Choose
Author: Richard Betts,Crystal English Sacca,Wendy MacNaughton
Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544520608
Category: Cooking
Page: 20
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A clever distillation of America's favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers--and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple "e" to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What's the difference between Scotch and Rye? What's Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start? In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our "brown-sweat" anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert


Author: Richard Betts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544005037
Category: Cooking
Page: 22
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Presents a basic, scent-guided introduction to wines and wine appreciation, detailing wine's basic components to help the reader determine what kind of wine they like best.

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised & Updated)


Author: Ian Buxton
Publisher: Hachette Scotland
ISBN: 0755362985
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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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!

Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed


Author: Seth Matlins,Eve Epstein
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683351940
Category: Humor
Page: 22
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Legal in all 50 states, this entertaining, informative, and whimsically illustrated guide covers 4,000 years of weed and its significance—psychoactive, cultural, medical, sexual, and more—in just 22 pages and with 20 scratch-&-sniff scents. From the science behind the munchies to the botanical link between weed and beer; from weed’s sexual upsides to its (literal) sexual downsides; from Tupac to Shakespeare to why weed makes music sound better: This book may just be the greatest-ever gift for anyone from the cannabis connoisseur to the cannabis curious.

101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die


Author: Ian Buxton
Publisher: Hachette Scotland
ISBN: 0755363205
Category: Cooking
Page: 234
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101 World Whiskies To Try Before You Die is the companion guide to 2010's 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die. Ian Buxton again eschews the obvious whiskies and recommends another 101 whiskies that he believes every whisky lover should taste. In Ian Buxton's new collection of whisky recommendations he has cast his net wider. He includes not only whiskies from the established whisky-producing countries, but also many newcomers. The book includes whiskies from Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, India, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Scotland, Taiwan, USA and Wales. All the whiskies included are both affordable and accessible. Ian Buxton does not believe in collecting whiskies or investing in whisky. He believes in tasting and enjoying the huge range of whiskies that are available. The book includes single malts and blends - and provacatively a few renegade suggestions that are bound to offend purists.

A Visual Guide to Drink


Author: Ben Gibson,Patrick Mulligan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 159240930X
Category: Cooking
Page: 189
View: 1985
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In a triumphant return to book publishing, Pop Chart Lab presents A VISUAL GUIDE TO DRINK, covering the most important topics in graphical form: beer, wine and spirits. Infographically representing everything from the very many varieties of beer and the vessels to drink them out of, to the cocktails of choice of film and literature's copious consumers, A VISUAL GUIDE TO DRINK maps, graphs and charts the history, geography and culture of the world's favourite pastime.

50 Amazing Cocktails Inspired by Harry Potter


Author: Archie Thomas
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1785386093
Category: Cooking
Page: 60
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This fantastic book shows the reader how to make fifty fun cocktails that have been inspired by the wonderful world of Harry Potter. From classics such as the Black Russian and Dry Martini to brand new creations like Greyback's Lethal Bite and Snape's Overflowing Cauldron, there is sure to be a drink to suit everyone’s taste buds. Each cocktail recipe contains a basic list of ingredients required, simple instructions showing you how to make it and a suggestion for the best glass to use. So whether you fancy a glass of Godric's Gobbler, a pitcher of Poisonous Punch or a couple of cosmopolitans, this is the perfect book for you. The cocktails within this book have been carefully chosen so that most of them can be made with ingredients from your local supermarket or liquor store, rather than you having to order in speciality items; this means you can enjoy your cocktail evening without a handful of left-over bottles spending the rest of eternity in the back of your cupboard!

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

How to Get By Without Even Trying
Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449483216
Category: Humor
Page: 176
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You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they’re doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like “actionable,” in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here. Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on: how to nail the big meeting by pacing and nodding most effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring them the key to making your presentations “interactive.” If you hadn’t noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now—from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice—advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

A Field Guide to Whisky

An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level
Author: Hans Offringa
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657516
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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A Field Guide to Whisky is a one-stop guide for all the information a whisky enthusiast needs. With the whisky market booming all over the world, now is a perfect time for a comprehensive guide to this popular brown spirit. What are the basic ingredients in all whiskies? How does it get its flavor? Which big-name brands truly deserve their reputation? What are the current whisky trends around the world? And who was Jack Daniel, anyway? This abundance of information is distilled(!) into 324 short entries covering basic whisky literacy, production methods, consumption tips, trends, trivia, geographical maps and lists of distilleries, whisky trails, bars, hotels, and festivals by an industry insider. Boasting 230 color photographs and a beautiful package to boot, A Field Guide to Whisky will make a whisky expert out of anyone.

Drinking with the Saints

The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
Author: Michael P. Foley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621573834
Category: Religion
Page: 487
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Pub crawl your way through the sacred seasons with this entertaining and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar. One part bartender’s guide, one part spiritual manual, a dash of irreverence, and mixed with love: Drinking with the Saints is a work that both sinner and saint will savor.

The Wretched of the Earth


Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Tasting Whiskey

An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits
Author: Lew Bryson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123023
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Pour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world’s greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you’ll discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques. With advice on how to collect, age, and serve whiskey, as well as suggestions for proven food pairings, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge and invite your friends over for a delicious whiskey tasting party.

Cooking with Beer

Use lagers, IPAs, wheat beers, stouts, and more to create over 65 delicious recipes
Author: Mark Dredge
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782495029
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Over 65 delicious recipes using beer as a key ingredient. A beer with your food is a great thing. But what about beer in your food? It's an even better thing! The next step for any beer lover is to try using beer as an ingredient, and that's where COOKING WITH BEER comes in. Self-confessed beer geek Mark Dredge has combined two of his passions - great brews and delicious food - to come up with over 65 awesome recipes using beer as a key component. Every occasion is covered, from lazy hangover brunches featuring a beer-cured bacon sandwich and Hefeweizen French toast to tasty main meals like Tripel Pulled Pork and desserts including a must-try Carrot Cake made with a Double IPA. If you really want to go to town, the Ultimate section has meal ideas where every element involves beer in some way - beer pizza anyone? And of course there is a selection of beer snacks that you can enjoy with a well-earned pint in your hand.

The Outsiders


Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101642610
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 208
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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

Whiskey Women


Author: Fred Minnick
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612345646
Category: Cooking
Page: 195
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Shortly after graduating from University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth “Bessie” Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky. After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over the prestigious company and became the American spokesperson for the entire Scotch whisky industry. Impressing clients and showing her passion as the Scotch Whisky Association’s trade ambassador, she soon gained fame within the industry, becoming known as the greatest female distiller. Whiskey Women tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia’s first beer brewers and distillers to America’s rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned significant shares in spirits companies. Williamson’s story is one of many among the influential women who changed the Scotch whisky industry as well as influenced the American bourbon whiskey and Irish whiskey markets. Until now their stories have remained untold.

The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee

Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, With Recipes
Author: James Freeman,Caitlin Freeman,Tara Duggan
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607741180
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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A guide to selecting and brewing artisan coffees covers how to use standard kitchen tools to make professional-tasting coffees and espressos and is complemented by recipes for coffee-inspired treats.

The Ultimate Book of Whiskey

Over 200 Single Malts, Blends, Bourbons, and Ryes from Around the World
Author: Stuart Derrick
Publisher: Parragon Publishing
ISBN: 9781472368133
Category: Whiskey
Page: 224
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The Ultimate Book of Whisky provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned whiskies from around the world. Including more than 200 of the finest whiskies each entry is accompanied with color photography, historical information and detailed tasting notes describing the appearance, style and unique flavors of the whisky.

A-Z of Whisky


Author: Gavin D. Smith
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 1906476195
Category: Reference
Page: 240
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WHISKY is not only the world's most consistently successful and popular drink, it is also one of the oldest, having been around in one form or another since the first millennium. However, documentary records only commence in Scotland in 1494 when it was distilled as a spirit known as aqua vitae. Its growth since then has been better detailed and a complete lexicon has developed in line with whisky's increasing sophistication and worldwide popularity. The A to Z of Whisky is designed for whisky enthusiasts, lovers of Scotland, academics, journalists, amateur historians, broadcasters and researchers who need to have all the relevant facts and references about whisky close to hand. The entries cover every possible aspect of the spirit (including the American, Canadian and Irish derivatives) from aftershots to zymurgy, and include those curious terms which often crop up in the world of whisky, such as:viscimetry 'Viscimation is what happens when two liquids of different viscosity mix, creating eddies and visible threads or ribbons. These are referred to as viscimetric whorls ... The most commonly observed instance of viscimetry is where water is added to spirituous alcohol, especially whisky, where the colour makes the effect more observable. Since time immemorial, whisky-drinkers have referred to the phenomenon as "awakening the serpent".' (MacLean, MMoW) In Whisky Magazine, Issue 56, July 2006, Dave Broom writes of Ichiro's Malt 1988 King of Diamonds, 'This has classic Japanese finesse (and excellent viscimetry). Great whisky is about balance and this has it ... in diamonds, not spades.' But this is no dry, didactic reference tome. It is crammed full of anecdote, aside and comment, a great deal of it tongue-in-cheek. This makes using the A-Z of Whisky both an informative and entertaining task. 'I cannot recommend it too highly,' Charles MacLean, whisky writer and author of the Mitchell Beazley Pocket Whisky Book.

A Glass Apart

Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Author: Fionnán O’Connor,The Images Publishing Group
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864705493
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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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.