The Book of Gins and Vodkas: A Complete Guide
This engaging read offers a complete history and compendium of gin and vodka, starting with current and past production methods and concluding with tasting notes for the finest brands of these two liquors. The author describes how production has influenced their evolution toward greater clarity and purity, making them excellent mixers with other liquors and beverages.
This book provides a fascinating account of their histories. Tracing the origins of vodka to disputes between Poles and Russians, the author describes how gin was derived from a Dutch drink with medicinal properties called jenever. He includes sales statistics and a listing of all U.S. and foreign producers of gin and vodka.