"The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails" by David Wondrich is a wonderful illustrated book about spirits and cocktail.
Alcohol has a played a key part in almost every society in history, but it hasn’t been the subject of serious scholarly inquiry before now. In "The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails" David Wondrich presents the exciting history of spirits and cocktails from all over the world. The book gives a clear and deep explanation about how the spirits are produced and what they’ve have meant for our culture and history. The book is ultimate guide to everyone who wants to understand what and why they drink spirits and cocktails.