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the bartender's GIN compendium Paperback – July 30, 2009

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About the Author

gaz regan-the bartender formerly known as Gary Regan-is the cocktail columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, and the author of The Joy of Mixology. He also wrote The Bartender's Bible, and co-authored, with Mardee Haidin Regan, The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys, The Bourbon Companion, The Martini Companion, and New Classic Cocktails. gaz and Mardee host the ArdentSpirits.com web site, publish the ardent spirits email newsletter (since 1999), and manage the Worldwide Bartender Database. gaz started working behind the bar in 1966 when he was 14 years old, has tended bar on and off ever since, and he has sucked back more gin than you'd ever dream possible. Even more than Dave Wondrich
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.; F First Edition Used edition (July 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441546871
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441546876
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,865,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By DAVID FINDLAY on March 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
One Star for the Kindle Edition:
- multiple paragraphs are truncated: see the customer image I added to the book's page.
- captions for several photographs are shown but the photographs themselves are missing
- typesetting is totally all over the place, making it very hard to follow: it's even worse than the usual kindle book, which is a very low bar indeed.

I see different misrendering on Kindle for Mac versus my Kindle Keyboard: the real kindle is much worse off in this regard. It looks like there are tables in the book, and these are what don't get rendered properly.

The content I've actually been able to read has been great, so in the end I gave up. I am going to order the paper version instead.
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In "The Bartender's Gin Compendium" Gaz Regan has taken it upon himself to single handedly restore public sentiment towards gin. Long the favored spirit amongst the world's best bartenders, the general public seems to have a hard time getting past various unfortunate experiences they may have had with this product in their youth. After reading the casual and often lyrical manner in which Gaz recounts the history and lore of gin, it would be hard to imagine that even the most gin averse wouldn't have at least some curiosity about renewing their acquaintance with this fine spirit. Just the chapter on Old Tom gin alone is worth the admission.
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Regan is an enjoyable and highly informed expert on spirits and mixology. I enjoyed his "Joy of Mixology", highly recommend and based on that ordered his book on Gin even though realized it would be somwhat out of date in this evolving area. The content did not disappoint but in a book understood to be a useful reference and containing many drink recipes the lack of an index renders the book nearly useless.

When I choose the "go to" function to access the index, neither index or table of contents are presented as options. A shame as the recipes would have been fun. Sadly a waste of money.
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