Diffordsguide to Gin by Simon Difford
This book is everything it says on the cover; an encyclopaedic compendium that contains all you need to know about Gin.
With a more generalised overview on the category, there is no other book to date that has provided such an overview on cocktails, the history of gin and an in-depth look into a range of distilleries as brilliantly as Diffordsguide to Gin.
The result is a very precise and informative hardback, detailed but never dull. It’s a must-read for people who are interested in Gin.
Each chapter is broken-up with double page-spreads of enlarged quotes from well-respected names within the industry. The book ends with a catalogue of over 175 gin brands that includes essential information, detailed reviews and tasting notes by Simon Difford himself.
Elegantly designed with block colours and a modern typeface, the book is reminiscent of a contemporary magazine inside which has been upgraded to a more permanent keepsake. Genuinely, if there is one book that is a cut above the rest when it comes to an “overall” Gin book – this is it.
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Diffordsguide; Second Edition Corrected edition (11 Feb 2013)
Product dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 26.5 cm