The oldest new book on this list by a wide margin, Aeneas McDonalds.
Every holiday party brings not only the decision of what to wear but also what to take as a host giftbecause if you don't know by now, nothing kills holiday cheer faster than showing up somewhere empty-handed.Hopefully youve finished sipping your way through last years World Whiskies Award winners, because 2017s list is out, with new names and upsets to explore and familiar whiskies to reacquaint yourself with.In terms of versatility, Buda looks for a home bar chameleon, a "price-accessible whiskey that's good to sip on the rocks or neat, but not too expensive to use in a cocktail like an old-fashioned or Manhattan." Here are his top picks for gifts your.By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail, by Tad Vogler.Who doesn't love a good whiskey?Whisky is a special bookspecial enough to warrant a re-release now, almost 90 years after its original publication date, with a fresh foreword from Ian Buxton and new illustrations and images.So do your part to keep the partying going the whole night through and gift a bottle that not only says "thank you" but also shows you have great taste.Get your hands on what you can and see if you dont agree with the World Whiskies Awards judges.Check out the rest of the winners here.Whisky Rising: The Definitive Guide to the Finest Whiskies and Distillers of Japan, by Jim Meehan and Stefan Van Eycken.Opinionated, lively prose is packed with laugh-out-loud moments.This beautiful, coffee table-worthy book is the result, freshly released in November 2017.Here are our top picks that hit the market this year.Each chapter is built around a different distillery, offering a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the most secretive producers on the planet.Sure, he gets a few things wrong (barrels have no impact on a whiskys flavor, eh?It can be enjoyed neat, of course, but also makes a great spiked cider, brandy toddy or boozy eggnog." You had rias rewards claim us at spiked cider.The Dead Rabbit, the NYC bar consistently ranked among the world's best."This is a special version of the well-loved Green Spot Irish whiskey, finished in Bordeaux wine casks.In the last year or two, a flood wave of new Japanese whiskies has hit the market to replace the now-scarce flagship Yamazaki expressions, and until recently, there were precious few sources of information about those new brands.Whisky is one part love letter, one part polemic, and its written from the perspective of an enthusiast, not an insider.
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Written in first person, it explores the links between Japanese whisky production and the culture of craftsmanship that pervades life in Japan.