Laura's Reviews > Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits

Boozehound by Jason Wilson
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Dec 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2012
Read from January 09 to 24, 2012

This was really an enjoyable read, far more so that I expected. I was afraid the author was going to be snobby and pretentious or only try and sell the reader on what he liked or what was prohibitively expensive. Instead, he's pretty down to earth, witty, and writes in a very casual style for the average person. I learned a lot about history (of places in the world and generalized history as well as specifically to spirits), almost without realizing it. I'm not a big drinker of spirits, but he really got me curious about some of them. If I was a bigger drinker, I'd want to have this on hand when travelling, hosting parties, shopping, etc. He includes a lot of recipes as well as an appendix that includes what a "good host" would have on hand in their bar. Great read; definitely recommended.

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Reading Progress

01/10/2012 page 47
01/14/2012 page 100
42.0% "Very interesting so far! Not as pretentious as I was fearing."
01/24/2012 page 151
63.0% "I'm really, really enjoying this. The author is a witty yet casual writer. Funny and interesting. Good stuff."
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