Whiskey Tristan Stephenson

The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies by Tristan Stephenson


The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies
The Curious Bartender: An Odyssey of Malt, Bourbon & Rye Whiskies by Tristan Stephenson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I primarily bought this book as a gift (so this review won’t find its way to my blog until after Christmas!) and at the same time I wanted to learn a bit more about the process of how whisky is made. So I was focusing on the history and how-to sections (around half the book); skimming the descriptions of various distilleries from across the globe and specifics on the tastes of the many products. There are also a few recipes in the end also. I learned basically how to distill alcohol (not that I’m going to try it at home… the equipment looks complicated and likely expensive – and I’m pretty sure that you’re not allowed to create an unlicensed distillery!).

Written in an anecdotal style and containing explanations and descriptions of scientific processes in a clear way without becoming a technical manual, but also without talking down to the reader.

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