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Whisky reading ideas #2

Whisky reading ideas #2

Our founder Kirsty McKerrow shares another two top whisky books to devour in your downtime…

The Drunken Botanist (Amy Stewart)

A quirky A-Z guide to the herbs, trees, plants and fruits that contribute to a host of top tipples.

In this fun exploration for cocktail enthusiasts and gardeners alike, award-winning author Amy Stewart shares the recipes of more than 50 cocktails intertwined with an array of curious horticultural facts.

Focusing on the delights and dangers of the natural world, the chatty style makes for a great coffee break companion. And, while you’re not likely to read The Drunken Botanist in a one-r, it’s a wonderful reference book to dip in and out of as you, say, experiment with different cocktails over time.

The relationship between nature and the evolution of drinks is fascinating and most definitely one that you’ll love learning more about. I expect this will be a much-thumbed addition to your spirit education library.

Co-founder of the tremendously witty Garden Rant blog, Amy is a regular contributor to Fine Gardening Magazine. She lives in California with her husband where they run a bookstore.

You can get a hard copy of The Drunken Botanist from Waterstones priced £16.99 or listen to the audiobook on Audible.

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