Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick 0760351724 9780760351727
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary


 

Our Price: $24.82

Quantity:27

 
ISBN: 0760351724


Condition:
New [Add $99.00]
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 

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 spirits author Fred Minnick traces bourbons entire history, from the 1700s with Irish, Scottish, and French settlers setting up stills and making distilled spirits in the New World through todays 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 whove been championed as its inventors over time--from Daniel Boones cousin to Baptist minister Elijah Craig--and, based on new research and never-before-seen documentation, answers the question of who deserves the credit.

Author: Fred Minnick

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Publication Date: 2016-10-01


Share your shopping experience. Write a review here »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Binding > Hardcover