Shake, stir and mix your way to whisky and bourbon connoisseur status with award-winning bartender Jesse Estes as he demonstrates how to tame these fiery spirits in 40 delicious cocktail recipes.
Today, many popular classic whiskey cocktails tend to be bourbon-based (such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mint Julep, Whiskey Sour, etc), but there are some great Scotch and Irish drinks too (Blue Blazer, Morning Glory Fizz) to enjoy too. First master the classic cocktails, then learn new creative variations that are bound to impress. Whether you prefer an American bourbon with notes of caramel, a spicy rye whiskey, a classic sturdy Scotch, or a distinctly innovative Japanese Nikka, the recipe selection includes a wide range of whiskies from around the world. This is the perfect book for any dedicated whiskey-lover or keen home bartender to add to their collection.
Jesse Estes is an agave spirits expert who has worked as a bar tender around the world and in London establishments such as The Lonsdale, Green & Red, All Star Lanes, Callooh Callay and The Luggage Room. He has won a number of cocktail competitions himself and regularly acts as a judge and chairman for awards including the Drinks International's International Spirit Challenge and the Bartenders' Best Awards. In 2013, Jesse developed the bar program for London's first 'agavería' – a bar specializing in agave spirits – El Nivel. The same year, Jesse was named one of London's Best Bartenders by the Huffington Post. He has been featured or interviewed in publications such as Imbibe, Esquire, Shortlist, Spirits Business and Drinks International. Jesse is now the Global Brand Ambassador for Tequila Ocho, and can be found leading seminars, tastings and masterclasses on tequila and other agave spirits across the world.
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (October 12, 2021)