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With an array of cocktails both classic and cutting edge, this brightly illustrated guide proves whiskey is for everyone.
Oaky, smoky, young, or old, whiskey is a versatile and lively spirit that’s been the backbone of cocktails since the old-fashioned was new. From the highlands of Scotland to Bourbon County, Kentucky, whiskey distilleries have spread across the world, and today there are multitudes of styles and flavors to complement any manner of mixer.
This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to the wider world of malts while showcasing the true potential of whiskey and bourbon. Author Lance Mayhew, award-winning mixologist and Certified Specialist of Spirits, explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right spirit, mix the ultimate Manhattan, and find the perfect cocktail for any occasion. From grown-up scotch and sodas, celebratory mint juleps, or playful picklebacks, Whiskey Made Me Do It has recipes here for any mood, any event, and any drinker.
About the Author
Lance Mayhew has over 20 years’ experience in the world of cocktails and spirits. He is the former contributing writer for About.com (now The Spruce) on whiskey and professional bartending and is an experienced journalist, contributing to publications such as Mutineer magazine, Tasting Panel magazine, and Imbibe magazine. Lance has appeared as a guest speaker at several culinary festivals and trade shows, including the Craft Beverage Expo and the Las Vegas Nightclub and Bar Show, as well as serving on the original advisory board for the whiskey-centric website, TheWhiskeyWash.com. His cocktail creations have been showcased in publications such as MIX magazine, Imbibe, and Left Coast Libations, and his bartending and mixology have been featured in The New York Times, Mix, and The Oregonian. In 2008, the Beverage Network named Lance one of America’s “Ten Trendsetting Mixologists.” Lance is both a certified Specialist of Spirits and a Specialist of Wine, accredited by the Society of Wine Educators.
Illustrator Ruby Taylor loves working with patterns and fun, modern color palettes, as well as typography and lettering—and anything that smacks of vintage signage. She works across a mix of print, fashion, stationary design, murals, and screenprints. Taylor is the illustrator of many stunning cocktail books, including Prosecco Made Me Do It, Gin Made Me Do It, Tequila Made Me Do It, Rosé Made Me Do It, and Whiskey Made Me Do It.