In This Chapter
♦ Meet brandy, gin, and whiskey
♦ What to pour
♦ What to offer
♦ Liquid inventory
♦ It’s cocktail time
♦ Perfect the pour
Gin versus vodka, cognac versus brandy, scotch versus whiskey. Do you know the differences between the aforementioned substances? Most do not. But as a bar owner, the more you know about them the better you will be at training your staff, possibly creating your signature drink, and most importantly serving your guests.
By the way, the answers to the above: gin is distilled with juniper berries and vodka is distilled from grain. The next two were trick questions: cognac is actually brandy and scotch is a whisky made in Scotland. There are other more subtle differences that this chapter ...