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By Thad Vogler

In By the Smoke & the Smell, spirits professional Thad Vogler takes readers worldwide, celebrating the shiny 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 crucial humans within the beverage this present day. He’s a guy on a venture to convey “grower spirits”—spirits with provenance, made within the conventional manner by means of contributors instead of via mass conglomerates—to the general public eye, sooner than they disappear completely.

We care a lot in regards to the foodstuff we devour: the way it is made, via whom, and the place. but we're a long way much less cautious concerning 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 right here to set the list directly. This striking memoir is the 1st booklet to invite the cruel questions on the booze undefined: the place our spirits come from, who makes them, and at what price.

By the Smoke and the Smell is additionally a party of the folks and areas at the back of the main singular, life-changing spirits on the earth. Vogler takes us to Normandy, the place we drink calvados with adorable Vikings; to Cuba, a rustic the place Vogler lived for a time, and that has much more to supply than cigars, vintage vehicles, 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 approach, it's going to thoroughly switch how you take into consideration and purchase spirits.

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