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The Modern Gentleman

The Guide to the Best Food, Drinks, and Accessories

By John McCarthy

Illustrated by Stephen Davis

A compact volume that introduces modern gentlemen to some of the greatest pleasures in life, from the very best spirits to the most complex hot sauces to the suavest of accessories.

The book is targeted to aspiring bon vivants, modern metrosexuals, millennials, and hipsters eager to become the new gentleman. Content not only includes quick guides to great drinks, foods, and cigars, but also makes the case for why every real gentleman needs a great flask, a classic pen, and a watch that may not be “smart” but will make you look and feel like 007.

Features short essays on each subject, with classic illustrations accompanying each, all in a handsome package that will evoke thoughts of a trusted old leather-bound book.

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"Fortunately for the aspiring modern gent, we found this great book that fills in the blanks on your gentleman card. From spirits and wine and tools for your home bar to the more epicurean things like steak, oysters and what makes a proper charcuterie, think of this as a textbook for a life lived well . . . This is a comprehensive culture upgrade every man can benefit from."  

"This book is packed full of important beverage info that will help you wow your friends at the next social gathering.” CraftBeerReview

"Master the basics first, with help from veteran drinks writer John McCarthy, who crafts short, digestible essays on everything from building your home bar to mastering the classic cocktails (along with a few non-boozy but certainly useful tidbits on oysters, hot sauces, cigars, watches and more)." —InsideHook
Product Details
Age range
18 - 99
Number of pages
Publication date
November 12, 2019