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CARLO DEVITO: Jiggers & Drams Whisky Journal
April 2016 Issue / Vol. 4, No. 8             There’s never been a better time to taste brown spirits!













 
 
 
 

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Carlo DeVito: Jiggers & Drams Whisky Journal Ever do any journaling? Maybe write down your plans for the next year, or five years? Formulate a business plan? If you can sit still long enough to memorialize thoughts, plans, and ideas, the nebulous often becomes clearer. And if you do your journaling while you sit, savor and swill your 50-year-old Balvenie in a Glencairn whisky glass, you may not necessarily need Carlo DeVito’s latest book, Jiggers & Drams Whisky Journal. But for those that want to learn about brown spirits, fine-tune their palates, or memorialize their experiences with classic and craft whisky, this is your book. “I created the book to assist all those folks out there who were interested in understanding the very complex, evolving world of brown spirits,” DeVito explained. “Too few understood the difference between the generic term whiskey and the many sub-groups like rye, bourbon, single malt Scotch, single malt whiskey, blended whiskey, Canadian whiskey, and Irish whiskey, cask strength, and others. I wanted it to be fun and interactive.” DeVito, a lifelong publishing executive, has a knack for finding the need for information and supplying it. Especially in the wine, beers, and spirits department, where he ranks among the world’s top editors. If it matters, he owns Hudson-Chatham Winery in New York’s Columbia County, which racks up awards like he does book titles. And he’s been around the brown spirits block a time or two. “Wow!” he described his passion for brown spirits, “Where do I begin? I am in love!”