101 Gins To Try Before You Die: Fully Revised and Updated Edition

Ian Buxton

101 Gins to Try Before You Die is the UK's foremost book on gin, and was the first to explore the explosion of innovative gin brands and the artisanal distillers that are reinventing this classic drink - this new edition is updated to include the very latest new gins as well as the eternal classics and original favourites.
Date Published :
September 2018
Publisher :
Illustration :
color illustrations throughout
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ISBN : 9781780275659
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 7.3 X 4.7 inches
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We’re in the middle of a Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors – where gin is de rigueur.From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond) this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin, and the first book to explore the explosion of innovative gin brands and the artisanal distillers that are reinventing this most English of drinks.With serious gin bars stocking well over 300 brands and adding still more, how do you choose? Is Edinburgh Gin a style, or just a brand name? Can a rose-flower and cucumber infusion properly be called gin? Can gin be aged in wood or does that just make it a strange tasting young whisky? And what tonic to choose, and why?In his inimitable style, best-selling drinks writer Ian Buxton will lead readers through the great gin trap with his latest no-nonsense guide to 101 Gins.

About The Author

Ian Buxton has been working in and around the drinks industry for close to 30 years, but has been drinking professionally for a good deal longer. He writes in a variety of trade and consumer titles here and abroad.


“Ian Buxton has turned his expert eye to gin and highlights distilleries from around the world”

- Sunday Times

“A good book for profiles of individual gins is Ian Buxton”s new 101 Gins to Try Before You Die”

- Joanne Simon, House and Garden

“By turns wise, witty and well-informed, this is all the tonic your gin will ever need!”

- Alex Nicol, Edinburgh Gin

“Ian Buxton”s pocket guide provides a clear and succinct guide to the best on offer"

- The Bookseller

Gin lovers have never had it so good … a timely, well-written guide”

- Tom Bruce-Gardyne, The Herald

“Accessible to all levels of interest ... Genuinely funny ... and entertaining throughout”

- Gin Foundry

“A whimsical & gentle joy of a read - personal and funny. Recommended”

- Gin Guild

“A must-have read for any gin enthusiast or G&T lover”

- The Whisky Exchange

“An engaging and uber-knowledgeable guide to gin from spirits guru Ian Buxton”

- Alice Lascelles

“So how does Buxton manage to craft such an entertaining book? By having his gin and drinking it, of course. His humorous skepticism is part of the fun, but he is also an enthusiast and able to explain the varied distillation processes”

- Henry Jeffreys, The Guardian

“a superb beginner’s guide to the dizzying variety of new gin brands hitting the market. The author of 101 Legendary Whiskies, and judge at the recent World Gin Awards, Ian Buxton is well placed to offer some advice on what makes up the most indispensable, unique and delicious gins available to try. Plus, with his London dry wit and an eye for a humorous anecdote, [it] is both a fun, brisk read and an informative guide”

- Gin Festival

“a superb little book of gin related goodness ... a great companion [and] a great style of writing that is never too heavy-going”

- Gin & Tonic Reviews

“Thanks to the current gin craze, there couldn”t be a better time to take a juniper journey around the world with 101 Gins To Try Before You Die ... Well worth buying for gin lovers”

- Irish News

“covers everything from French obscurities and London hipster one-offs to Aldi”s Oliver Cromwell”

- Daily Record

“a pocket-sized guide with everything you need to know about different gins”

- Yorkshire Journal Good Food Guide

“In this well put together pocket guide, Ian runs over 101 varied British and international gins that cover the full breadth of the gin distillers craft and the mix of botanicals and flavours found in modern gin”

- Riddle Magazine

“Fantastic ... highly informative, very readable and full of dry humour”

- Broker”s Dry Gin

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