July 4, 2015

Discovering The New York Craft Spirits Boom by Heather D. Dolland

I received this book from Waldorf Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: July 4, 2015
Number of pages: 148
Genre: Non-fiction

By first introducing a unique take on dining, All The Tastes of New York, now introduces us to the new movement, "Farm to Glass" through new book, Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom. 

Discovering The New York Craft Spirits Boom", chronicles the lives of 30 Craft Distillers throughout New York State, from Brooklyn to the Finger Lakes. Distillers that distill spirits such as Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Vodka and much more! Each story is as varied and unique as the brands that they create.
It is an intimate look into their struggles and triumphs, and their decisions to be embark upon this spirited journey! A journey that would not have been possible without the changing of laws and regulations that made distilling in New York once again legal since the days of Prohibition. This being championed by a governor who has cast himself as "the most booze-friendly chief executive" in state history.

What did I think about the book:
I thought this book was very interesting. I liked learning about the different distilleries and the craft spirits. It was nice that there were recipes included that you can use these spirits in. A fun book for anyone interested in spirits. Even though I do not drink all that much I still thought the book was a good one. This book would also make a good coffee table book. 

What did I think about the cover:
I liked the cover of this book. It should both what the book was about and where it takes place. 

My rating:
4 stars

About the author:
In September 2014, my company was hired to plan the launch party for Astoria Restaurant Week. Given my extensive experience promoting wine and spirit brands, we were responsible for compiling the alcohol vendors and made an effort to seek local brands. 
During that process, I discovered a number of the distillers that are featured in this book. What was especially fascinating was all that happed that allowed this new industry to exist. The journey of writing this book was one of the most fulfilling and fascinating experiences of my life.
While reading this book, you will likely be able to recognize yourself or someone you know in the stories of each distiller. They are all very ordinary people who wanted to do something meaningful in their lives. These are not huge conglomerates. They are men, women, friends and couples who wanted to create something that they could share with the world. 
I have also provided opportunities for engagement, so if you will like to visit a distillery, visit your local liquor store or restaurant or make cocktails, all of the necessary information has been provided! 

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