I know, I know, I mentioned some time ago that I would be delving into the big, wonderful world of gin this summer, and I haven’t yet. Partly this is due to my August computer woes, from which I am only now recovering, and partly it’s because of work and travel. But I aim to fix my omission over the next week or so.
Starting with an announcement about a worthy piece of gin research, or at least something I presume to be worthy because although I have not yet read it, I do know the author. Gaz Regan, the reprobate formerly known as Gary Regan, has finally self-published his long-awaited tome, The Bartender’s Gin Compendium, and it’s available for purchase over here.
I’ll be getting my own copy in due course and will let you know further what I think, but if I know Gaz like I think I know Gaz, it’s going to be a tremendous asset to the professional bartender and amateur ginologist alike. The man knows his gin, is at least acquainted with pretty much every skilled mixologist in the western world, can turn a lovely phrase when he wants to and is not above having a gin-based cocktail at almost any time of day. Honestly, I can’t think of any better credentials for the author of such a book, so go on, get yourself a copy..
More on gin tomorrow, I promise.