Bourbon Empire

Author: Reid Mitenbuler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698145405
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Cooking

How bourbon came to be, and why it’s experiencing such a revival today Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America’s most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption, and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America’s political, economic, and cultural destiny, just as those same factors have inspired the evolution and unique flavor of the whiskey itself. Taking readers behind the curtain of an enchanting—and sometimes exasperating—industry, the work of writer Reid Mitenbuler crackles with attitude and commentary about taste, choice, and history. Few products better embody the United States, or American business, than bourbon. A tale of innovation, success, downfall, and resurrection, Bourbon Empire is an exploration of the spirit in all its unique forms, creating an indelible portrait of both bourbon and the people who make it.

Bourbon Empire

Author: Reid Mitenbuler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670016839
Release Date: 2015
Genre: COOKING

Unravelling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America's most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America's political, economic, and cultural destiny. In fact, few products better embody the United States, or American business, than bourbon. Reid Mitenbuler's writing is as gutsy and bursting with attitude as the drink itself, capturing this vivid tale of innovation, success, downfall and resurrection.

Bourbon Empire

Author: Reid Mitenbuler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143108146
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre:

Unravelling the many myths and misconceptions surrounding America's most iconic spirit, Bourbon Empire traces a history that spans frontier rebellion, Gilded Age corruption and the magic of Madison Avenue. Whiskey has profoundly influenced America's political, economic, and cultural destiny. In fact, few products better embody the United States, or American business, than bourbon. Reid Mitenbuler's writing is as gutsy and bursting with attitude as the drink itself, capturing this vivid tale of innovation, success, downfall and resurrection.

Bourbon

Author: Fred Minnick
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760351727
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Bourbon whiskey

Once and for all, America learns the likely inventor of its beloved bourbon. Bourbon is not just alcohol -- this amber-colored drink is deeply ingrained in American culture and tangled in American history. From the early days of raw corn liquor to the myriad distilleries that have proliferated around the country today, bourbon has come to symbolize America. In "Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey, " award-winning whiskey author Fred Minnick traces bourbon's entire history, from the 1700s with Irish, Scottish, and French settlers setting up stills and making distilled spirits in the New World through today's booming resurgence. He also lays out in expert detail the critical role this spirit has played throughout the cultural and even political history of the nation -- from Congress passing whiskey-protection laws to consumers standing in long lines just for a glimpse of a rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle -- complemented by more than 100 illustrations and photos. And most importantly, Minnick explores the mystery of who most likely created the sweet corn liquor we now know as bourbon. He studies the men who've been championed as its inventors over time -- from Daniel Boone's cousin to Baptist minister Elijah Craig -- and, based on new research and never-before-seen documentation, answers the question of who deserves the credit.

Bourbon Straight

Author: Charles K. Cowdery
Publisher: Made & Bottled in Kentucky
ISBN: 0975870300
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Cooking

BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey follows the trail of America whiskey-making from its 17th century origins right up to the present day. In it, readers will discover the history of the American whiskey industry, how American whiskey is made and marketed, the differences among various types of American whiskey (bourbon, rye, Tennessee) and how they compare to other world whiskies. Readers also will meet the many fascinating characters who have made American whiskey what it is today, whether they be famous, infamous or largely unknown. All major producers and brands are discussed. The book includes a complete tasting guide with 35 detailed product reviews. BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey is for fans of American whiskey, but also for readers who just enjoy a good tale steeped in American culture and heritage. BOURBON, STRAIGHT is richly detailed, clear, authoritative, insightful, independent and fun to read.

Whiskey Women

Author: Fred Minnick
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612345659
Release Date: 2013
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The women who made & bootlegged whiskey

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

Author: Michael R. Veach
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813141718
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: History

On May 4, 1964, Congress designated bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States, and it remains the only spirit produced in this country to enjoy such protection. Its history stretches back almost to the founding of the nation and includes many colorful characters, both well known and obscure, from the hatchet-wielding prohibitionist Carry Nation to George Garvin Brown, who in 1872 created Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold only by the bottle. Although obscured by myth, the history of bourbon reflects the history of our nation. Historian Michael R. Veach reveals the true story of bourbon in Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Starting with the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, he traces the history of this unique beverage through the Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, Prohibition, the Great Depression, and up to the present. Veach explores aspects of bourbon that have been ignored by others, including the technology behind its production, the effects of the Pure Food and Drug Act, and how Prohibition contributed to the Great Depression. The myths surrounding bourbon are legion, but Veach separates fact from legend. While the true origin of the spirit may never be known for certain, he proposes a compelling new theory. With the explosion of super-premium bourbons and craft distilleries and the establishment of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, interest in bourbon has never been higher. Veach shines a light on its pivotal place in our national heritage, presenting the most complete and wide-ranging history of bourbon available.

The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys

Author: Gary Regan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0395935229
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: Cooking

Recounts the history of whiskey, recommends techniques for whiskey-tasting, surveys brands and distilleries, provides recipes for cocktails and foods using the drink, and suggests places to visit

The Art of American Whiskey

Author: Noah Rothbaum
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607747192
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Cooking

A visual history of American whiskey, as told through hundreds of whiskey bottle labels, from early, pre-Prohibition-era days to the present. Just as wine is to the French or beer is to the Germans, whiskey--especially bourbon and rye--is an integral part of the history and culture of the United States. The Art of American Whiskey traces the arc of this beloved, renowned spirit--from its earliest days in the Colonial era, through the Civil War, Prohibition, Great Depression, and up to the current craft-distilling boom. Illustrated with 100 full-color modern and historic labels from the most iconic bottles ever made, The Art of American Whiskey is an instant collectible and a fantastic gift for any whiskey enthusiast or design lover. Captions, sidebars, profiles and short histories tell the story of the pioneers and places behind the labels, and each chapter features era-appropriate recipes from all-star bartenders and cocktail experts that will tickle any tippler's fancy.

American Whiskey Bourbon Rye

Author: Clay Risen
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
ISBN: 1454916885
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Cooking

The bible of American whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes is updated! Arranged alphabetically by distillery and then brand, this revised edition features 300 whiskeys—with nearly 100 new entries. In addition to information on buying and choosing whiskey, every entry includes the maker's contact details and products, plus a full account of each bottling, including: age, proof, nose, color, body, palate, price, and rating.

Drink More Whiskey

Author: Daniel Yaffe
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452126340
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Cooking

This smart guide to whiskey introduces a new generation of would-be connoisseurs to the hottest new-again spirit. And with upstart distillers reviving varieties like white dog (moonshine to prohibition-era folks), now is the best time to start learning about it. Drink More Whiskey is the reference for those want to discover the provenance, styles, differences in quality, and ideal uses of whiskey in a fresh, fun-to-read format. In addition, more than 20 recipes are sprinkled throughout, from classics like the Old Fashioned to thoroughly modern tipples like the Manchester (made from single malt Scotch whisky and fresh herbs), so readers can take their learning from book to glass.

Dead Distillers

Author: Colin Spoelman
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613128893
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: History

Founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell follow up their successful Guide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits. The book presents 50 fascinating—and sometimes morbid—biographies from this historic trade's bygone days, including farmers, scientists, oligarchs, criminals, and the occasional US president. Readers may be surprised to find the names George Washington, Henry Frick, or Andrew Mellon alongside the usual suspects long associated with booze—Jasper "Jack" Daniel, Jim Beam, and Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle. From the Whiskey Rebellion to Prohibition to the recent revival of craft spirits, the history of whiskey, moonshine, and other spirits remains an important part of Americana. Featuring historical photos, infographics, walking-tour maps, and noteworthy vintage newspaper clippings, it's a rich visual and textual reference to a key piece of American history. Dead Distillers is a spirited portrait of the unusual and storied origins of forgotten drunkenness.

Whiskey Distilled

Author: Heather Greene
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670016808
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Cooking

Offers a basic primer on whiskey and whiskey drinking, looking at the characteristics of different types of whiskey, the distillation process, and appreciation tips.

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Author: Berkeley Scott
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738566268
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Bourbon whiskey is a distinctly American product with its roots planted deep in the limestone-enriched soil of Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is an attraction that celebrates the heritage of Kentucky bourbon, bringing to life the people, places, and events that signify the bourbon industry. Today the Kentucky Bourbon Trail includes eight distilleries in the Bluegrass State, some of whose brands and bourbon-making secrets are more than 200 years old. Along the trail, tour guides and distillery exhibits offer visitors a variety of interesting facts. For examples, a "whiskey thief" is not what it sounds like and a Baptist minister was one of the first people to make bourbon. Collected from the Kentucky Historical Society, various distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and private family collections, the fascinating photographs in Images of America: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail offer readers a look back at the pioneers of bourbon, the legendary distilleries that have come and gone, and the history of those brands that carry on the craft today.

Barrel Strength Bourbon

Author: Carla Harris Carlton
Publisher:
ISBN: 157860575X
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Cooking

In an approachable, conversational style,Barrel Strength Bourbon provides an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky--the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past five years, and its potential for the future. Along the way, readers will meet the colorful family of characters who craft bourbon by hand, visit the picturesque distilleries along rural backroads and urban centers, and learn the secrets of an American original. The book gives readers an up-close look at how bourbon is made, how the industry was built, and how the close-knit families of bourbon crafters continue to grow a multibillion-dollar global industry while staying true to their Kentucky roots. Readers will learn how to nose, taste, and appreciate a spirit that, while created from time-tested recipes, is evolving so quickly that new varieties and brands appear weekly on liquor store shelves. The author, a leading bourbon journalist who routinely helps select barrels for special edition bottlings and tastes new products before most bartenders do, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of distilleries and rickhouses, shares anecdotes from her chats with bourbon legends, and provides insight on what to expect next from one of the fastest growing spirits on Earth.