Distillery Cats

Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers

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Available September 19, 2017

Many of the world’s greatest spirits have a secret ingredient, and it’s one you’d never guess: the tireless protection and loyal support of distillery cats. In this charmingly illustrated book, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons chronicles the historical role of these spirited mousers and their evolution from organic pest control to modern-day brand ambassadors. With profiles and illustrations of thirty adorable distillery and brewery cats, plus fifteen cocktail recipes to enjoy while you page through, this book is an essential addition to any cat or spirit lover’s bookshelf.

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“Cats + Booze! Brad Thomas Parsons has channeled his inner cat lady to discover the ultimate formula for happiness.”
—Kerry Diamond

Editorial Director of Cherry Bombe

“Brad’s reporting on distillery cats actually moved me to take a tour of Scottish distilleries, microphone in hand, to meet some of the mousers in person. (And sample some of the product.) It was a hardship assignment, and I couldn’t keep at it for long. I am relieved to know that Brad has remained committed to the mission.”
—Ari Shapiro

Host of NPR's All Things Considered

“Cats! Cool illustrations! Great stories! Cocktail recipes! What’s not to love about this book? Did I mention cats?”
—Andy Ricker

Chef/Owner of Pok Pok