It is a witty book, but highly educational. The aim of the guide is to teach you all the nuances of appreciating this drink. There are lessons involving good whiskey tasting, obscure facts, and even tips on how to pronounce various whiskey-related terms. The Snob Guide also offers a list of rare and exclusive whiskey brands that will take you on a journey of exploration around the world.
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A book on intensive mind customization, Hacking Whiskey is for those who want something special out of their drink. There are great ideas for other ways to use whiskey, as well as tips and recipes for improving its taste, which will produce very tasty results. Hacking Whiskey is a book best read with a practical attitude.
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This book takes the reader on a journey through the most influential whiskey producing countries: Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Japan. Tasting Whiskey is a little book of just over 250 pages. Yet he is very informative and written from a knowledgeable and loving point of view. There are infographics and vintage artwork to better illustrate both the manufacturing process and the colorful history of the drink.
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Rather than focusing on the craftsmanship, skills, and technical aspects involved in producing and tasting whiskey, this book covers the anecdotal side of whiskey appreciation. Whiskey, Wit & Wisdom offers a unique insight into the world of world famous beverage. There are bizarre stories about the drink's overindulgence, its contributions to literature, and its relationship to the law.
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Useful information springs from this little book. It describes the different types of whiskey present on the current market and goes through all the stages of production of the spirit. There are plenty of whiskey trivia and colorful photos to make the reading experience more vivid.
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The gist of this book is clearly stated in its title. The author reviews 101 brands that any whiskey lover should try to get as broad an understanding of the drink as possible. The whiskeys are listed alphabetically and each entry has a section for reader's notes on the drink. 101 Whiskeys is both a guide to the most important brands and a personal whiskey journal.
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It's an impressive tale of bourbon history. The book describes the historical, political and cultural landscape of 18th century America. From the unique combination of Irish, Scottish and French influences, to the hard times of Prohibition, to what made bourbon what it is today, this book goes through every step of the way.
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This book covers all the important aspects of whiskey culture. The Beginner's Guide to Whiskey covers the interesting history of the drink, the entire manufacturing process, and even the best ways to enjoy a perfect glass of whiskey. The essential brands are described in detail and there is expert advice on recognizing tasting notes, such as fruit, malt and others. Finally, the book also lists a number of cocktail recipes that contain whiskey.
The World Whiskey Atlas takes you on a journey through more than 150 distilleries in different countries and continents. This book ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++ There are also detailed explanations including flowcharts for making malt and recognizing different types of drink by taste.
This is a very comprehensive dictionary of many terms related to whiskey. You will find words and phrases from all parts of the world. The whiskey dictionary entries will help you explore its history, ingredient details, the plethora of different types found around the world, and many more useful and interesting facts.
Have you ever had the satisfaction of nursing a glass of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon? So you know why this book was so eagerly awaited. If you haven't, you need to upgrade. Pappy Van Winkle is legendary. The Pappyland book takes the reader through the history of the iconic drink and the work Julian Van Winkle III did to protect his legacy. It's an enjoyable read for whiskey aficionado or anyone who enjoys learning more about the real Americana.
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Our selection of the best whiskey books will cover more than the thirst for knowledge about this very popular drink. All of the entries on our list are fun and informative, and they will take you to a new level of understanding of whiskey.
If you are looking for the perfect whiskey books for your gifts, you don't need to look any further. For any whiskey lover, there's a great read between the covers of every title listed here. Enjoy reading the fine liquor with the complex taste and history - you might even do it while enjoying a quality whiskey.
We would recommend either Wineworks Premium or Wineworks Superior as your first 30 Bottle Kit Wine. Both of these ranges are designed to produce a good quality wine that is ready to drink within 2-4 weeks but will benefit if left up to 6-8 weeks. Furthermore, they also have a great selection of wines to choose from.
If you’ve never made wine before or you simply don’t have any of the equipment or ingredients any longer then you could purchase one of our bundles. These bundles combine all the required equipment along with your prefered wine pack so that you can have everything delivered to your door and just get started. The Wineworks Superior Starter Bundles are a great choice if you want to keep the equipment budget down but still choose the quality of wine you’d like to go for. Whereas, the Wineworks Luxury Starter Bundles offer a better quality equipment pack and still let you choose from a great choice of wine packs.
The two most important aspects of making wine are Cleanliness and Temperature. Firstly remember everything that comes into contact with the wine should be cleaned and sterilised ( see below ). Secondly maintain a constant temperature between 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ). It is much better to be on the cool side and constant than hot one minute and cold the next. Airing cupboards are definitely no, no’s. ( See below )
Clean and sterilise all equipment. Here’s a selection of Sterilisers you can use and if you not quite sure which steriliser to go for then you can take a look at our Beginners Wine Making Part 1 - Cleaning, Sterlising
Wineworks Superior wines : These usually take 10-15 days to ferment, and a further week to clear. Again the wine can be drunk immediately but we recommend ageing it 4 weeks but you can leave it up to 12 months. The time you will leave it will depend very much on your stocks. So get plenty built up. The reds benefit more than the whites with ageing. Certain kits ( see the list below ) are suited more to the experienced wine maker and take around 4 weeks to ferment and then left for a further 2 weeks. These products does really benefit from ageing. All the packs we list in this section require little ageing.
As it’s new to you it will probably take in all 2 hours for your first batch. However, once you are used to it 1 hour is about the maximum amount of time needed. We would also point out bar the bottling side; it takes just as long to make 6 bottles as it does to make 30 bottles, so we strongly recommend you make the larger quantity. After all 6 bottles doesn’t go very far as we said before !
From our experience it is much better to maintain a constant temperature than a fluctuating one. We suggest 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ), although if it is cooler than this, it is not a problem, it just takes slightly longer to ferment. If you can’t maintain this then we supply three different forms of heating equipment : Brew Belt / Heat BeltThis is a simple insulated electric cable that wraps round your conteneur and provides a gentle heat. It is very flexible and extremely easy to use. Heat Tray ( 4 demi/5 Gallon Fermenter ) This is like a flat tray that provides a gentle continuous heat that goes under the fermenter. Immersion HeaterThis drops into the container, through the bung and can be thermostatically controlled to maintain the juste temperature. Similar to a fish tank heater. All these can be added to our starter pack packages. See our film showing the types of heating equipment available for your fermentation.
It is important to clean
If you’ve made it this far, hopefully understanding a bit of what we’ve said, then you’ll want to know how much it will cost to get started ! As you may have noticed, we’ve put together a couple of equipment packs which include everything you need, and take the confusion out of buying. You can make your first 30 bottles of Wine for approximately £65. 00. That’s all in ( Equipment