This week’s Read combines two of my most favorite topics: distilleries and cats. What’s not to love? Yes, that is the simple combination of subjects in Distillery Cats – Profiles in Courage of the World’s Most Spirited Mousers by Brad Thomas Parsons – and it is a great as I needed it to be.

About Distillery Cats by Brad Thomas Parsons:

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.”

This fun book takes you into a world you never really knew about and brings it alive with good humor, great illustrations, and celebrates cats and fine spirits the way they should be celebrated.

Distillery Cats by Brad Thomas Parsons is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.