Here is a small selection of drink books being released in the year ahead which I will be looking out for when available….meanwhile, to everyone out there please enjoy Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve as we call it in Scotland) and look out for these soon!
Books are in order as to when they will be available – I have also added links to Amazon. Full list below:
The Bar Cart Bible: Everything you need to stock your home bar and make delicious classic coktails
Like with any good drink, the secret to creating a winning bar cart is to understand its components. The Bar Cart Bible breaks down these elements and provides you with the necessary information.
Now isn’t it time for a drink?
Whisky Map of Scotland (Collins Pictorial Maps)
Discover where Scotland’s national drink is produced. All of Scotland’s operational whisky distilleries and whisky-related places of interest located on one map. Also includes an easy-to-use index listing visitor facilities, contact details and websites.
The map includes:
• Over 100 distilleries and whisky-related places of interest.
• Insert map of malt whisky areas.
• A photographic guide to how whisky is made.
• Selection of labels of blended Scotch whisky brands
• Did you know? Section with interesting facts.
• World maps of main export markets.
• Index lists visitor facilities, telephone numbers and websites.
Where Bartenders Drink is THE insider’s guide. The best 300 expert drink-makers share their secrets – 750 spots spread across 60 countries – revealing where they go for a drink throughout the world when they’re off-duty. Venues range from late-night establishments and legendary hotel bars to cosy neighbourhood ‘locals’ – and in some surprising locales. The 750 expert recommendations come with insightful reviews, key information, specially commissioned maps, and an easy-to-navigate geographical organization. It’s the only guide you need to ensure that you get the best drinks in the most memorable global locations.
A Spot at the Bar: Welcome to the Everleigh
Join the internationally acclaimed team from The Everleigh for an evening of good drinking, festive hosting and classic style. From an aperitif at sundown, a nightcap in the early hours, right through to a hair of the dog the morning after, we invite you on a wild and romantic journey in celebration of the golden era of drinking and entertaining. With more than three hundred recipes for fond and forgotten classic cocktails, including our favourite variations, A Spot at the Bar is an extension of the Everleigh experience and a chance to get up close and personal with everything we know and love.
Order, Order!: The Rise and Fall of Political Drinking
Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, smuggled wine up the Thames with the help of the Navy. Tony Blair confessed that a stiff drink and half a bottle of wine a night had become a helpful crutch while in office. Joseph Stalin flushed out traitors with vodka. The disintegration of Richard Nixon and Boris Yeltsin was largely down to drink. Winston Churchill was famous for his drinking, often taking a whisky and soda first thing in the morning and champagne ritually with dinner. But why did these politicians drink and what was their tipple of choice? How did drinking shape the decisions they made? Ben Wright, political correspondent for the BBC, explores the history of alcohol within politics, from the debauched drinking practices of eighteenth-century ministers to today, often based on his own experiences supping with politicians in Westminster bars.