Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers
Written by Brad Thomas Parsons

pub. September 19, 2017

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Distillery Cats contains the whimsical tales of working cats in distilleries around the world, with charming illustrations of the beloved mousers.

Distillery Cats cheekily tells the tale of the historical role of these spirited cats and their evolution from organic pest control to current brand ambassadors. James Beard Award-winning author (and noted cat enthusiast) Brad Thomas Parsons profiles 30 of the world's most adorable and lovable distillery cats, featuring "interviews," a hand-drawn portrait of each cat, plus trading card-style stat sheets with figures like "super-power" and "mice killed." Featuring 15 cocktail recipes to enjoy while you page through, Distillery Cats is a quirky but essential addition to any cat or spirits lover's bookshelf.


"Now, one NPR radio spot, growing Instagram account (@distillerycats) and enterprising book editor later, Distillery Cats is slated to be released by Ten Speed Press on September 19, 2017 (it’s currently available for pre-order). In Distillery Cats, Parsons, the James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters and Amaro, profiles more than 30 of the world’s most famous distillery cats, alongside “interviews,” illustrations, trading card-style stat sheets with figures like “mice killed” and 15 cocktail recipes to enjoy alongside this essential cat lover’s tome. Herewith, a first look at the book’s cover—and more cats. Always more cats. "
- Punch

"The Best Food Book of the Year [...] Award-winning drinks writer Brad Thomas Parsons put together a collection of the country's most distinguished cats in a hilariously illustrated book that belongs on your shelf next to the Modernist Cuisine box set. [...] So do yourself a favor for once and pick up this book. It has everything! Cats, beer, whiskey, love lost and found, journeys of self discovery and redemption, heroes and villains, tabbies and gingers, hell, even a few scratches on the head. If you're looking for more than that in a book, good luck finding it."
—Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit

“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

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