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“At long last, a book that tells us everything we need to know about gin”
There’s no mistaking that gin is in. With global growth hitting double digits annually, there’s no indication that interest (and consumption) of this incredible spirit is slowing down anytime soon. In Australia alone, gin is fast becoming the spirit of choice and, with new Australian gins popping up weekly, the interest in discovering what the local craft scene has to offer is generating a gin movement.
But there’s more to the world’s fastest growing spirit than meets the eye. Not to be mistaken for just another on-trend ‘booze-in-a-bottle’, every gin has its unique point of difference. Whether it’s the botanicals included, style of gin produced or the distilling method used, every gin has a DNA and personality of its own.
No longer considered the ‘mother’s ruin’, there’s a perfect gin for everyone. The fun is in embarking on your own gin journey and discovering your favourite gins.
But be warned, there won’t be just one… and that’s the beauty of gin.
Here’s a book that teaches you the fundamentals of what you need to know about gin. Beginning with its crazy, unexpected origins and travelling through the history of time to the here and now. Gin styles, botanicals commonly (and not so commonly) used and the finer details on how to drink your gin. This book very simply shares it all.
If you’re not already on the ‘Gin Bandwagon’, there’s never been a better time to start than right now with this book. All you need is an easy afternoon with this book in one hand and a gin in the other – before you know it, you’ll be your own gin expert with a wealth of knowledge, a bundle of great cocktail ideas and some clear guidance to discovering your favourite tipple.
Clare Voitin’s experience in gin began way back, when her long-standing favourite G&T (‘hold the gin please’), evolved into establishing her own Gin brand known as ‘Heathcote Gin’ and securing one of Australia’s biggest liquor retailers as her very first customer before launching her brand.
Now Clare’s favourite G&T (‘hold the tonic please’), is in the form of her own creation, and she is hell-bent on sharing this knowledge of gin with the wider gin-enthused community.
If 'That’s the Spirit’ can enlighten the reader on how to enjoy and appreciate a good gin, inspire them to embark on their own gin journey, and encourage a love all of gins local, then Clare’s job has just begun.