Distillery Cats

Distillery Cats

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

Author: Brad Thomas Parsons

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607748984

Category: Pets

Page: 112

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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.
Categories: Pets

Cats Us The World of Famous Cats

Cats   Us  The World of Famous Cats

The post of distillery cat today is shared between a black and white queen called Brooke and Dylan, a red tom, both of whom were former strays.

Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781470939809

Category: Pets

Page:

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Here is the ultimate narrative account of how cats - both individually and collectively - have influenced all aspects of our lives and culture, extending from seats of power in places such as Downing Street and the White House to the outer reaches of the planet. How many US Presidents have kept cats? Why is the Japanese bobtail considered to be a lucky breed in its homeland? Which well-known device did Sir Isaac Newton invent for his cat that you may well use today? These are just some of the questions answered in this ebook, which extends to over 26,000 words, divided into five chapters and an introduction. Written by award-winning, multi-million selling specialist author David Alderton, who is well-known for his books on feline subjects, this title will appeal to all cat-lovers, and indeed, anyone with an interest in society and the natural world.
Categories: Pets

Cats on the Job

Cats on the Job

Distillery. Cat. Distilleries in Scotland have a long history of employing cats to help protect the premises from birds and mice; after all, the mash that ...

Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466883994

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 965

True Tales of the Cuddliest Coworkers Around the world, there are cats earning their keep. Some are mousers, like Princess, a black cat who works at Mill Ridge Farm's stables. Some are circus performers, like Tuna and her furry friends in The Amazing Acro-Cats. And some are even politicians, like Mayor Stubbs, an orange tabby who holds office in Talkeetna, Alaska. In Lisa Rogak's Cats on the Job, we meet these and other whiskered workers who keep their human colleagues company from 9 to 5-with the occasional break for a nap or a belly rub-and make every day at the office better.
Categories: Pets

Cat Tales

Cat Tales

Although Towser was a hard act to follow, the distillery cat tradition continued and Glenturret has kept a cat ever since, as do many distilleries around ...

Author: Penelope Rich

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398806207

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Cats may love snoozing in sunny spots, but our furry friends are capable of so much more! In this beautifully illustrated full-color collection, you'll discover the incredible true stories of talented, brave, and clever kitties whose exploits have made them world-famous. This heart-warming book includes over 40 cat stories, from ancient Egyptian kitties to internet sensations Grumpy Cat and Bob the Streetcat. These tales are bought to life by remarkable full-color illustrations by Isabel Muñoz. Find out all about: • Gracie from Reedsburg, Wisconsin, who saved her owners from a carbon monoxide leak • Tama, the station master cat of Kinokawa, Japan • Masha, the stray cat who rescued an abandoned baby on a freezing night in Caluga, Russia • Stubbs, the feline mayor for Talkeetna, Alaska ... • and so many more! With a section on caring for cats and kittens, this is fantastic gift for animal lovers of all ages from 8 years up.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Famous Felines

Famous Felines

IS NO coincidence that the best mouser cats tend to be those who are reared ... The post of distillery cat today is shared between a black and white queen ...

Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781844688647

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 320

A delightful hiss-torical survey of cats in popular culture. Louis Wain and Beatrix Potter adored them, but Walt Disney preferred dogs; cats have been depicted in art, books and, more recently, film and TV as lovable but determined creatures. Where the dog is loving but stupid, the cat is clever but sly. Bestselling author David Alderton explores this myth and reveals just who the most famous cats are, including cartoon classics such as Top Cat, Felix, and the dastardly Si and Am from 101 Dalmatians. Using collectible memorabilia and original book covers, this charming book is a purr-fect stocking filler, along with its doggish counterpart, Famous Dogs by Fiona Shoop—ideal packaged together.
Categories: Art

100 Cats Who Changed Civilization

100 Cats Who Changed Civilization

TOWSER THE WORLD ' S MOST SPIRITED MOUSE HUNTER On the grounds of Scotland ' s Glenturret Distillery , birthplace of the delectable Famous Grouse whiskey ...

Author: Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594741638

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 120

Every generation brings a few elite cats who rise above their species. Cats who make a difference. Cats who inspire us with their bravery. Cats who broaden the world's understanding of science, history, art, and religion. These are the subjects of 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization, and this book documents the extraordinary true tales of their contributions. Readers will learn of: Tibbles, the cat who single-handedly wiped out an entire species Felix, the first cat to explore outer space. Snowball, the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers Ahmedabad, a Siamese kitten who sparked riots through Pakistan and many more. Packaged in a classy hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization is the biography these fine felines deserve. It's essential reading for pet lovers and history buffs of all ages.
Categories: History

The World of Whisky

The World of Whisky

Despite being one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, ... whose 24 years of duty as distillery cat are commemorated by a bronze statue and an entry in ...

Author: David Wishart

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911663072

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 544

Neil Ridley is one of the UK s new breed of passionate young wine & spirits writers. Neil writes regularly for drinks and lifestyle publications.
Categories: Cooking

Whisky Classified

Whisky Classified

Despite being one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, ... whose 24 years of duty as distillery cat are commemorated by a bronze statue and an entry in ...

Author: David Wishart

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911624912

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 673

This book on single malt whisky makes an excellent guide for all whisky drinkers, from the novice to the connoisseur. Single malt whisky is the fastest expanding sector of the booming whisky market. Over half of Scotland s whisky distilleries are open to visitors and visitor numbers reached record numbers of over 1.7 million in 2016. Whisky Classifiedhas revolutionized our appreciation of single malt whisky. David Wishart cuts through the confusing jargon often used to describe single malts and replaces it with an objective and easily applied guide to taste using his easy to understand system of flavour profiles. He identifies twelve dimensions to the aroma and taste of a single malt whisky: body, sweetness, smoky, medicinal, tobacco, honey, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity, floral.
Categories: Cooking

101 Amazing Things About Cat Lovers

101 Amazing Things About Cat Lovers

your cat is a good mouser? Before you answer, consider the prowess of ... Towser was the official mouser for the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, Scotland.

Author: Todd Hafer

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9781424552627

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 908

Cats. They were worshipped in ancient Egypt and persecuted in medieval Europe. Today, they are America’s favorite pet, over 93 million strong. More than one-third of American households boast at least one feline friend. Inside this book you will discover truly amazing things about cats and the people who love them.Which U.S. president is the number one cat fan of all?Why should cats and their owners enjoy catnip together?Who is the great poet who said, “When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy”?Why should you thank a cat for your wireless Internet connection?There are at least 101 intriguing things to discover about America’s most popular pet and those who love them. And who knows—maybe you will find yourself loving your cat (or cats) even more. If that’s even possible.
Categories: Religion

Whisky A Very Peculiar History

Whisky  A Very Peculiar History

... Scottish heroes– and distillery cats.(Towser, who lived at Glenturret distillery, wasreckoned tohave caught anastounding 28,899 micein her24year career.

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759245

Category: Cooking

Page: 188

View: 900

Whisky, A Very Peculiar History' takes a sideways look at this most inebriating beverage from its simplistic origins to its pride of place in the drinks cabinets of the world. When Henry VIII disbanded the monasteries and let those brewing monks out into the wilderness, he had no idea of the kind of beast he'd unleashed. Whisky was used as a medicine, giving 'the glow of apparent well-being' and even horses were known to be given a dram here and there (although via the kneecaps). Featuring quirky tales of whisky's development and refining through the ages and detailed stories about its effect on the common man and woman, 'Whisky, A Very Peculiar History' delivers a warm aftertaste of hilarity with every shot of fact.
Categories: Cooking

The Reduced History of Cats

The Reduced History of Cats

Distillery cat becomes queen of the mousers Tippling tortoiseshell calls time on reckless rodents , Four - footed activist seeks union representation DOWN ...

Author: Richard Pendleton

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015082747109

Category: Humor

Page: 127

View: 314

This is the somewhat furry story ofnbsp;the aloof but endearing feline companion as it has (perhaps wisely) never been told before. If it catches mice, rides with witches on broomsticks, is worshipped by Ancient Egyptians, has nine lives to use up, scratches the furniture, or licks its bottom in public places,nbsp;they willnbsp;appear in this side-splitting collection. It's enough to make a cat laugh!
Categories: Humor

Last Call

Last Call

After editing Distillery Cats, she and her husband adopted two cats, Otto and Siouxsie. I'm eager to see what Last Call might inspire.

Author: Brad Thomas Parsons

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399582776

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 803

From the James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters and Amaro comes this poignant, funny, and often elegiac exploration of the question, What is the last thing you'd want to drink before you die?, with bartender profiles, portraits, and cocktail recipes. JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes. Praise for Last Call “[Parsons] captures the people and places through stunning photographs and prose. Like a perfectly balanced cocktail, it is equal parts cocktail recipes, travelogue and mixtape.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Measure equal parts travelogue, tell-all, discography, and cocktail companion—in service of an obituary of all patrons—and you have Last Call; Brad Thomas Parsons’s best book yet. Through soulful photos and gritty interviews, he and photographer Ed Anderson capture the rawness, vulnerability, and ecstasy of the metamorphosis between the end of a guest’s night and the beginning of a bartender’s.”—Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book “This book is a delight. Last Call shows us the sense of community evoked by bartenders across the country, whose wisdom and tenderness are captured here both in words and beautiful photographs. It made me—an erstwhile bartender and faithful customer—happy to remember that we all have nights when we unexpectedly hear the words ‘last call,’ and that noble and fascinating bartenders are out there waiting to share it with us.”—Alan Cumming
Categories: Cooking

Our Cats and All About Them

Our Cats and All About Them

A friend not long since informed me that a cat at Stone's Distillery was seen to catch two rats at one time, a fore foot on each. All the cats kept at this ...

Author: Harrison Weir

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785041205331

Category: Pets

Page: 2811

View: 148

"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Pets

Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley Catskills Short Breaks from New York City

Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley   Catskills  Short Breaks from New York City

Hitting up this distillery is an easy tack-on —it's stationed right across the street. An extension of the long-standing restaurant and bar Dancing Cat ...

Author: Carly Fisher

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781682683552

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 226

Monday can wait! Take a break from the chaos with a perfectly planned upstate getaway The Hudson Valley and Catskills are destinations New Yorkers can’t get enough of. Unlike typical travel guides, Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills ditches the well-worn antiquing, golfing, and family-friendly activities for a focus on what’s really drawing creative and trend-forward travelers up north—experimental art, incredible agriculture, action-packed outdoor adventures, artisanal producers and makers, bizarre and fascinating historical attractions, rustic-chic bed and breakfasts, holistic retreats, and more, all hidden within a stunning landscape that delights year-round. While these regions continue to gain popularity with city-dwellers, trying to make a break for it has always been a complicated DIY process. This guide takes the work out of piecing together an itinerary so that overworked travel-obsessives can get the most out of their precious time off with these curated upstate getaways.
Categories: Travel

Dark Warning

Dark Warning

He healed up at last and the old ladies spoilt him so much that he grew too fat to ever go fighting the distillery cats again. 'Them ladies an' that cat.

Author: Marie Louise Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444005615

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 633

Ever since Taney was four she's known she could see things before they happened. She also knows that she must keep her gift a secret - at all costs. Teased and isolated by the local children for being strange, as Taney grows older, she has more and more questions. Why is her father so terrified of her gift? What happened to her mother? Then she meets the mysterious Billy, an outsider just as she is. Charming and attentive, Billy is the first person with whom Taney can simply be herself; with whom she can share her strange burden, and begin, instead, to feel proud of her ability. But then the visions come - lone girls attacked as they walk home at night. And as Billy begins to withdraw further into himself, Taney must ask herself who to trust - her only friend, or the visions that torment her dreams...
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The United States of Cocktails

The United States of Cocktails

—Brad Thomas Parsons, author of Amaro, Bitters, Distillery Cats, and Last Call Then in 2003 came Eben Freeman's heightened level of mixology at WD-50, ...

Author: Brian Bartels

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683358350

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 893

An exploration of the beloved cocktails, spirits, and bars that define each state in America The United States of Cocktails is a celebration of the cocktail history of every state in America. After traveling around this great nation and sampling many of the drinks on offer, cocktail authority Brian Bartels serves up a book that is equal parts recipe collection, travelogue, historical miscellany, bartender’s manual, and guide to bar culture today—with bar and drink recommendations that are sure to come in handy whether or not you are crossing state lines. Delving into the colorful stories behind the creation of drinks we love, this book includes more than 100 recipes alongside spirited analysis of each state’s unique contributions to cocktail culture. Filled with colorful illustrations, The United States of Cocktails is an opinionated and distinctively designed love letter to the spirits, bars, and people who have created and consumed the iconic drinks that inspire us and satisfy our thirst.
Categories: Cooking

Whisky Wit Wisdom

Whisky  Wit   Wisdom

Glenturret inPerthshire has a place in the Guinness Book ofRecords, thanks to the epic mousingabilities of the distillery's cat, Towser.

Author: Gavin D. Smith

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 9781906000325

Category: Humor

Page: 200

View: 843

This book deals with the lighter and quirkier sides of whisky-making, whisky consumption, whisky over-consumption, whisky in literature, whisky and the law, and even whisky and death. A selection of leading whisky industry personalities have contributed their favourite humorous stories concerning 'the cratur', and the text is augmented by a series of historic Punch cartoons and modern cartoons in a wide variety of styles. Some sample entries concerning foreign countries and whisky include: Many nations have tried to copy Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, and none more determinedly than the Japanese. One English-born former Tokyo resident recalled being asked in the 1920s by a local whisky distiller to come up with a label which would lull drinkers into believing that they were getting genuine Scotch. He suggested 'Guaranteed bottled in Buckingham Palace under the personal supervision of His Majesty the King.' The labels were duly printed and the whisky went on sale. And: Stories are told of early Japanese whiskies with names such as 'King Anne', but a personal favourite concerns a whisky produced in Ecuador. One can only conjecture about the origins of the name, and speculate that perhaps a disgruntled expatriate Scotsman was asked to help choose something suitable. The whisky is marketed as 'Auld Piss.'
Categories: Humor

For the Love of A Cat

For the Love of A Cat

Jet Li, was given a new home by a member of the distillery's staff. Just as dramatic has been the change in our emotional approach to cats.

Author: David St. John Thomas

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458777720

Category: Cat owners

Page: 276

View: 780

Few people can appreciate the joy that being owned by a cat brings better than David St John Thomas - the latest in a long line of publishers and authors to pay homage to the very special cats who have entered their busy lives. This is a book for everyone who really cares about cats. Vividly written, sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted, anyone who has fallen for a cat, however much against their better judgement, is bound to find it uplifting. While cat people are nice (Hitler couldn't stand them!), the real heroes in this book are naturally the cats themselves. A rich portfolio of feline characters - including the author's own cats - step off the page, or perhaps lie curled in seductive curves on it, so vividly that you can feel their fur and hear their purr! Rich in entertaining anecdotes and asides, For the Love of a Cat will enhance every cat owner's understanding of their feline friend and remind them again and again just how lucky they are to share their lives with this most fascinating of creatures.
Categories: Cat owners

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

This impressive record belongs to a female Scottish tabby named Towser, who kept the Glenturret Distillery rodent population in check for over twenty years.

Author: Bradley Trevor Greive

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740794056

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 832

Some pairings are just meant to be: peanut butter and chocolate, yin and yang, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. So it was only a matter of time before the stars in the universe lined up and suggested the collaboration between New York Times best selling author Bradley Trevor Greive and award-winning photographer Rachael Hale. Teaming up on their first collaborative effort, Greive and Hale explain once and for all Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats. Now, before all you cat lovers find your fur standing on end, Greive is quick to stress that he is simply "prodog, not anticat. The purpose of this book is not to criticize cats or their owners, but to champion the many exceptional virtues unique to dogs." What are these unique attributes that make canine companions superior to their feline fiends? (Oops, we meant friends.) Consider the following: Put simply: * Dogs are social. Cats are sociopaths. * Dogs match up to people. People must match up to cats. * Dogs teach us patience. Cats test our patience. * Dogs give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting. The bottom line is this: Dogs want love. Cats want fish. Although Greive admits that there is something to be said for "soft, warm, and sleepy" (a.k.a. cats) as captured in Hale's cuddly feline photographs, he concludes that dogs would be the only ones with character enough to admit this fact, thereby once again positioning themselves as the superior pet, confidant, admirer, and friend.
Categories: Pets

101 Amazing Facts About Cats

101 Amazing Facts About Cats

A cat's nose has a unique pattern like the human fingerprint! 2. ... A cat called Towser worked at the Glenturret Distillery inScotland and caught nearly ...

Author: Jack Goldstein

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781782348962

Category: Pets

Page: 19

View: 355

Do you love cats? This book contains over one hundred facts about our favourite feline friends. Find out little known facts about cat behaviour, statistics about cats and information about why cats are so great. Separated into sections covering each area to make fact-finding easy, Ailurophiles will just love this!
Categories: Pets