The first book to cover the booming gin industry across the globe, country by country.
Never has there been a more striking revolution in the world of distilled spirits than the current renaissance of gin. With small craft distilleries popping up all over the world, from Texas to Tasmania, more varieties and techniques being used than ever before, and a tapestry of tastes from light and citrusy to big bold savoury notes, gin's appeal is extraordinarily wide and varied.
From gin made in small batches from local botanicals, through to large facilities which make some of the world's most recognized gin brands, WORLD ATLAS OF GIN looks at everything from the botanical to the bottle: how and where botanicals are grown and harvested and their role within the flavour of gin; producers and the stories behind their brands; exactly where, and how, gins are made; and, country by country, the best examples to try.
Global cocktails are covered too, including the history and country of origin of some of the best-known mixed gin drinks.
For everyone and anyone who wants to understand more about gin, its history and production methods, the countries that have helped make it a global success story, and appreciate the best gins the world has to offer, this is the definitive guide.
Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley are at the forefront of providing expertise and innovation in the drinks world. From whisky to gin, cognac to cocktails, the duo has a wealth of knowledge to share with audiences across the globe. As well as writing for a number of different publications around the world, such as the Telegraph and World of Fine Wine, they also appear regularly on TV and act as judges for the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards. Their first book, Distilled, won the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book of the Year award in 2015. Their second, Straight Up, was published in October 2017.