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  1. Spring 2022 new/updated releases: Soon Drink Lightly (Natasha David); April 2022 Claridge’s – The Cocktail Book; April 2022 Looking Forward The Bartender's Manifesto (Toby Maloney, Emma Janzen) June 2022 Doctors and Distillers (Camper English) July 2022 The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails (Jason Clark) September 2022 Modern Classic Cocktails (Robert Simonson) October 2022 Raising the Bar (Brett Adams, Jacob Grier) October 2022 A Bartender's Guide to the World (Lauren Mote, James O. Fraioli) October 2022 Cure (Neal Bodenheimer, Emily Timberlake) October 2022 Drinks With Friends (Sother Teague, Dale DeGroff); February 2024 (!) (per Amazon.ca)
  2. Recent and upcoming 2022 releases on my radar: The Way of the Cocktail: Japanese Traditions, Techniques, and Recipes (Julia Momosé, Emma Janzen) released November 2021 The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails (Noah Rothbaum, Dave Wondrich); released November 2021 Death & Co Welcome Home (Alex Day, Nick Fauchald et al.); released November 2021 The Regency Book Of Drinks (Amy Finley, Niege Borges); December 2021 Paddy Drinks: The World of Modern Irish Whiskey Cocktails (Jillian Vose, Muldoon & McGarry); February 2022 Drink Lightly (Natasha David); April 2022 Claridge’s – The Cocktail Book; April 2022 The Bartender's Manifesto (Toby Maloney, Emma Janzen) May 2022 Doctors and Distillers (Camper English) May 2022 Drinks With Friends (Sother Teague, Dale DeGroff); August 2022
  3. Thanks for the heads up, I'm very much looking forward to reading this encyclopedia.
  4. Jameson Cold Brew, in anticipation of Irish Coffee season
  5. I've heard it works quite well in a Bloody Mary and other savoury cocktails of that nature, in the place of the traditional vodka base.
  6. If cost is no object, come by Montreal once the province opens up again; there's a world-class cocktail bar here (The Cloakroom) with most of the Buffalo Trace antique collection and Van Winkle ranges (minus the ryes) along with a few even rarer bottles, though they are all priced at aftermarket valuations. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof, which had limited releases in Ontario and Quebec last year (and is pretty widely available south of the border), is really quite something; I'm not generally a JD fan, but this bottle won me over.
  7. My current slate of 2021-2022 anticipated pickups: Mezcal And Tequila Cocktails (Robert Simonson); April 2021 Cocktail Dive Bar: New Orlean's Twelve Mile Limit (T. Cole Newton); May 2021 The Cocktail Seminars (Brian Hoefling); May 2021 The New Kindred Spirits (Paul Pacult); May 2021 The Japanese Art of the Cocktail (Masahiro Urushido, Michael Anstendig); June 2021 The Big Book of Amaro (Matteo Zed); August 2021 The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails (Noah Rothbaum, Dave Wondrich); October 2021 Death & Co Welcome Home (Alex Day, Nick Fauchald et al.); November 2021 Paddy Drinks: The World of Modern Irish Whiskey Cocktails (Jillian Vose, Muldoon & McGarry); February 2022 Drinks With Friends (Sother Teague, Dale DeGroff); August, 2022
  8. yes, aged peach brandy (suitable for 19th century recipes) unfortunately carries a significant niche price premium. If you're looking for a viable substitute for something like Fish House Punch, a high-quality apricot / peach liqueur will get you close, with the appropriate modifications to balance sweetness.
  9. If you've got the budget, Masters of Malt has a recent release from Koval (2 bottles left as of this posting) https://www.masterofmalt.com/fruit-brandy/koval/koval-susan-for-president-peach-brandy/
  10. Looking forward through to 2021 (barring any pandemic delays): Spirits of Latin America (Ivy Mix); May 25, 2020 Drink What You Want (John deBary); June 2, 2020 Unvarnished (Eric Alperin, Deborah Stoll); June 23, 2020 The New Craft of the Cocktail (Dale DeGroff); September 22, 2020 Drinks With Friends (Sother Teague, Dale DeGroff); April 13, 2021 The Japanese Art of the Cocktail (Masahiro Urushido, Michael Anstendig); June 1, 2021
  11. A few more for on my list: A Drinkable Feast (Philip Greene) Cocktail Codex (Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, David Kaplan) Drinking Distilled: A User Manual (Jeffrey Morgenthaler) Wild Mixology (Wood-ing, Valeria Margherita Mosca) The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition (Garry Regan)
  12. Looking to Amazon's 2018 publication list, I see a few books I'll probably pick up: And A Bottle of Rum (Revised) - Wayne Curtis Finding Mexcal - Ron Cooper and Chantal Martineau Drink Like Ladies - Misty Kalkofen et al. I'm Just Here for the Drinks - Sother Teague Mixology & Mayhem - Muldoon and McGarry
  13. They analyzed descriptions from a number of blogs (in addition to corporate rum product pages): Best of Luxury Bilgemunky Dowd’s Tasting Notes El Machete’s Rum Reviews Fahrenheit 173 Got Rum Proof 66 Refined Vices Rob’s Rum Guide Rum Dood Rum Ratings Scottes’ Rum Pages Spirits Review Tastings The Rum Howler The Rum Shop The Rumelier It's a neat exercise in building a consensus-based lexicon, but I'd want to dig deeper into additional non-corporate websites, forum-based material, and published books to be truly comprehensive.
  14. Nice! I made it to the Violet Hour takeover of Cure as well. I was in the second Chartreuse session, did they also have the 1972 VEP Jaune in the first? The Ferrand / Plantation Chamber of Secrets and the Centrifuge session were the highlights for me. I thought the Johnnie + Soda Shoppe was my favorite pop-up, if only for the boozy ice cream floats in the New Orleans heat. I was 1 for 3 getting into Latitude (Monday as well), checked out Cane and Table, made it out to Bacchanal when I had a bit of downtime on Friday (and promptly got boxed in by a freight train for 30 minutes when I was done); some quick lunches at the Alibi, Erin Rose / Killer Po-Boys, Johnny's and Arnaud's Remoulade sustained me between sessions on other days when my schedule was tight. I saw johnder run by a couple times, and donbert co-hosted the centrifuge seminar, but had other responsibilities shortly thereafter; I didn't find a moment to say hi.
  15. Anyone headed to Tales next week? I'll be there Monday to Saturday; looking forward to some really interesting seminars (bottle aging; centrifuge techniques with Dave Arnold), the "Montreal cocktail" event (hometown presence ), the annual d.b.a. non-event, and the food, drink, and merriment of the French Quarter overrun by bartenders.
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