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Whiskey and Spirits For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05127-6
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364 pages
April 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Entering the Spirits World 7

Chapter 1: Discovering Distilled Spirits 9

Chapter 2: How Distilled Spirits Are Created 23

Chapter 3: Enjoying Spirits 43

Part II: Whiskeys from Around the World 59

Chapter 4: Sipping the Irish Whiskeys 61

Chapter 5: Saluting the Scots 79

Chapter 6: American Cousins: Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey 97

Chapter 7: More Whiskeys from America and Other Parts of the World 115

Chapter 8: Channeling the Canadians 131

Part III: Surfing the White Waters: A Guide to “Clear” Spirits 147

Chapter 9: Getting the Goods on Gin 149

Chapter 10: Vodka: Toasting the Russians 169

Chapter 11: Tequila: Unearthing the Aztecs 191

Chapter 12: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum 209

Part IV: Enjoying the “After Dinner” Specials 231

Chapter 13: Cultivating Brandy 233

Chapter 14: Collecting Cordials, Lining Up Liqueurs 255

Part V: The Part of Tens 275

Chapter 15: Ten (or so) Classic Spirits Cocktails 277

Chapter 16: Ten Spirited Dishes 291

Chapter 17: Ten Nutrition Profiles of Alcohol Beverages 303

Chapter 18: Ten (or so) Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking 307

Index 317

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