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10th September 2021

New Book: The Thinking Drinkers Almanac

The Thinking Drinkers Almanac: Adventurous Drinks and Eccentric Tales for Every Day of the Year

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham

16 September 2021 | £10.99 | Kyle Books

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’

The perfect drinks book packed full of knowledge and entertainment from two of the UK’s leading drinks experts, writers and comedians.

Enjoying a drink is one of life’s great pleasures and no matter what day of the year it is, there is always a compelling reason to do so. Responsibly of course.

So let the Thinking Drinkers guide you on a hilarious, eclectic and erudite elbow-bending adventure through the calendar, uncorking unusual and riveting reasons to reach for the cocktail shaker, pint glass or bottle of something rather special.

Steeped in eccentric events, fascinating facts and with all the recipes and recommendations a discerning drinker requires – this alternative almanac will broaden your booze horizons and arm you with essential, some would say useless, anecdotal ammunition to amuse your friends with.


Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are award-winning alcohol experts, historians and comedians. Ben is triple-crowned Beer Writer of the Year. Tom is the winner of the IWSC ‘Spirits Communicator’ award. Together, they write and perform critically-acclaimed comedy tasting shows.

Find them on Instagram and Twitter: @thinkingdrinkers


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