Synopses & Reviews
With a focus on "playing" with whiskey at home, Crimes Against Whiskey will introduce readers to this beloved spirit in a whole new way. The dos and don'ts of the stuffy yesteryear whiskey experts are set aside, as Aaron Goldfarb presents numerous whiskey hacks that turn average whiskey bottles into great ones. Curious about all the fuss around infinity bottles, smoking, or fat-washing your whiskey? Try your hand at concocting something that tastes quite similar to Pappy, without breaking the bank. Attempt your first smoky finish on your favorite bottle, and try a cocktail recipe using your newly smoked creation. The book is complete with creative tips on things like "hunting" for the perfect collector's bottle and best value bottles to experiment with, as well as recipes for utilizing your newly concocted whiskey in cooking, cocktails, and even home-made soap.
This is not your ordinary whiskey book, it's a collection of ingenious ideas and shortcuts to help you temper your whiskey to greatness in the privacy of your own home. Aaron Goldfarb, a whiskey geek (and writer), is reporting from the field, where he's gathered tips, recipes, and insider secrets about the weird yet delightful ways in which whiskey is being used today. Things like making cheap homemade blends that taste fancy, infusing whiskey with marijuana smoke, adding it to infinity bottles, and doing bone marrow luge shots, to name a few. So get your hands wet (and your house smoky) and take him up on the challenge of upgrading your whiskey (just don't forget to brag about it online).