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The Book of Gin

by Richard Barnett

Book of Gin

Hardcover, 275 pages, Grove Atlantic Press, List Price: $24 |


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Richard Barnett traces the spirit's life, from its beginnings in alchemy to its current popularity among boutique distillers.

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Workers pose for a photo at the Hoboken de Bie & Co. gin distillery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, circa 1900. By the end of the 19th century, cocktail culture had helped make gin a more respectable spirit. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Book Of Gin' Distills A Spirited History

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