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By Thad Vogler

ISBN-10: 0399578609

ISBN-13: 9780399578601

In By the Smoke & the Smell, spirits professional Thad Vogler takes readers around the globe, celebrating the vibrant characters who produce hand-made spirits like rum, scotch, cognac and mezcal.  From the mountains of Mexico and the forbidden distilleries of Havana, to the wilds of Scotland and the pastoral corners of France and past, this event will swap the way you take into consideration your drink.

Thad Vogler, proprietor of San Francisco’s acclaimed Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, is likely one of the most vital humans within the beverage this day. He’s a guy on a undertaking to deliver “grower spirits”—spirits with provenance, made within the conventional manner by way of contributors instead of via mass conglomerates—to the general public eye, earlier than they disappear completely.

We care lots concerning the nutrients we devour: the way it is made, by way of whom, and the place. but we're a long way much less cautious in regards to the spirits we drink, usually permitting the most important manufacturers with the main advertising funds to manage the narrative. In By the Smoke and the Smell, Vogler is the following to set the list immediately. This extraordinary memoir is the 1st ebook to invite the harsh questions about the booze undefined: the place our spirits come from, who makes them, and at what expense.

By the Smoke and the Smell is usually a party of the folks and locations at the back of the main singular, life-changing spirits in the world. Vogler takes us to Normandy, the place we drink calvados with cute Vikings; to Cuba, a rustic the place Vogler lived for a time, and that has much more to supply than cigars, vintage autos, and mojitos; to the jagged cliffs and crystal-clear lochs of Scotland; to Northern eire, Oaxaca, Armagnac, Cognac, Kentucky, and California. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, Vogler’s memoir will open your eyes to the wealthy international of conventional, small-scale distilling—and within the technique, it's going to thoroughly switch how you take into consideration and purchase spirits.

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