Gin, A Global History (Edible) by Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
Lesley Jacobs Solmonson’s ‘Gin, A Global History’ offers a concise summary that doesn’t scrimp on details and compact enough to carry on your commute. Her story brings readers through gin's history at a blistering pace beginning with gin’s dubious medicinal origins through to Genever, the Gin Craze, Gin Palaces, London Dry and onto its modern day renaissance.
Having read almost every book written about Gin and we have found few able to tell the tale in a way that engages us with as much finesse as Solmonson’s whilst also keeping the story abridged and succinct. It’s not perfect nor as complete a story as with other, longer and more specific tomes. However, if you're looking for an enjoyable and easy-to-read introduction to the history of gin as a whole - ‘Gin, A Global History’ is probably the best place to start.
The back of the book is a real bonus too, where you can find cocktail suggestions, an gin appendix and a select bibliography that inspires further reading.
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Reaktion Books (1 May 2012)
Product dimensions: 12.1 x 2 x 19.7 cm