Whiskey is more than just a liquor warming your stomach, it’s a bold experience that speaks to your soul. And we believe that every man should know the basics of this heavenly spirit. So, if you’d like to know how to pick the right bottle for an occasion, catch subtle keynotes in different brands, or make the perfect cocktail, here’s the best book we can recommend: The North American Whiskey Guide from Behind the Bar ($17,00).
Put together by Chad Berkey, head bartender at San Diego’s Aero Club Bar (which boasts a collection of over 900 different kinds of whiskey) and master mixologist Jeremy LeBlanc, The North American Whiskey Guide encompasses reviews of over 250 whiskeys. You’ll find historical background of each type of whiskey, some of the best cocktail recipes, and even a guide to pairing whiskey and cigars. This is a a concise, entertaining and worthy guide for anyone on either side of the bar, with all the information you’ll ever need on whiskey. As great author and fellow whiskey aficionado, Mark Twain so beautifully put it: “Too much of anything is bad, too much good whiskey is barely enough”. via