How great would it be to have access to the world's experts to help you choose the coolest and most interesting bars, wherever you find yourself in the world? Well, now you do. Straight Up is a carefully curated collection of insider tips that will allow you to discover the best drinking spots around the globe.
From a 10-seat basement bar in Tokyo, to a glitzy rooftop palace in Toronto and a converted Ottoman bathhouse in Budapest, this book contains everything you need to drink in style, brought to you by the locals in the know.
Spirits experts Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have gathered a team of expert contributors among the world's bartending community to nose out the most interesting and characterful experiences. Throughout the book you'll also find features on signature cocktails, cocktail recipes, the low-down on star bartenders, and the inside track on what to drink where.
Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley are at the forefront of providing expertise and innovation in the spirits world. From whisky to gin, cognac to exotic drinks, the duo have a wealth of knowledge to share with audiences across the globe. They write about spirits on their website worldofspirits.com and regularly pen articles and features for a number of different publications, such as Whisky Magazine, Imbibe and the Evening Standard, as well as becoming judges for the World Whisky Awards and the prestigious I.W.S.C. awards. In the last two years, the duo have hosted over 250 whisky and other spirits tastings around the world from Japan to Lithuania. Their first book, Distilled, won the Fortnum & Mason award for Drinks Book of the Year in 2015. Joel is currently appearing on Channel 4's 'Tried and Tested' as the spirits expert with Michael Roux Jr.