Mitchell Beazley has snapped up the first book covering the booming gin scene around the globe.
Denise Bates, group publishing director at Octopus Publishing Group, acquired world rights in all languages from Martine Carter at Sauce Management. The World Atlas of Gin by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley will be published in September.
The synopsis explains: “The World Atlas of Gin looks at the extraordinarily broad appeal of gin worldwide, covering everything from botanicals to bottle: gin made in small batches using local botanicals, through to large facilities which make some of the world's most recognized gin brands. Global cocktails are included too, exploring the history and country of origin of some of the best-known mixed gin drinks.”
Experts Harrison and Ridley write for publications around the world, including the Telegraph and BBC Good Food. They also appear regularly on TV show "Sunday Brunch" and act as judges for the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition. Their first book, Distilled (Mitchell Beazley), won the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book of the Year award in 2015.
Bates said: “With the huge proliferation of gins being made around the world, many using locally sourced ingredients, there is a genuine sense of ‘terroir’ being increasingly important. This atlas approach could not be more timely and Joel and Neil are uniquely qualified to help us understand what is really worth drinking. ”
Harrison and Ridley added: “The world of gin is growing globally, and in The World Atlas of Gin we focus on more than 300 producers from over 50 countries who draw on local botanicals to create truly individual and often utterly unique reflections of their location, terroir and, ultimately, their culture.”