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 decade, and its potential for the future.
Bourbon whiskey has made a surprising contribution to American legal history. Tracking the history of bourbon and bourbon law illuminates the development of the United States as a nation, from conquering the wild frontier to rugged individualism to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to solidifying itself as a nation of laws. Bourbon is responsible for the growth and maturation of many substantive areas of the law, such as trademark, breach of contract, fraud, governmental regulation and taxation, and consumer protection. In Bourbon Justice Brian Haara delves into the legal history behind one of America’s most treasured spirits to uncover a past fraught with lawsuits whose outcome, surprisingly perhaps, helped define a nation. Approaching the history of bourbon from a legal standpoint, Haara tells the history of America through the development of commercial laws that guided our nation from an often reckless laissez-faire mentality, through the growing pains of industrialization, and past the overcorrection of Prohibition. More than just true bourbon history, this is part of the American story.
Bourbon is booming, and this guide will teach you all you need to know. Eric Zandona - spirits specialist at the American Distilling Institute - explores 140 of the finest bourbons in the world, from the big-name classics to tiny craft distilleries, with flavour profiles and recommendations for the best way to drink each one. Also featuring recipes for 20 classic bourbon cocktails, as well as chapters on the history of bourbon, how the drink is made and the key things you need to understand when buying a bottle, The Bourbon Bible is the ultimate guide to the ultimate drink.
This is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to the world’s whiskies ever produced. Honest, forthright and proudly independent, Jim Murray has, for this 18th edition, tasted and rated over 4,500 whiskies, shedding light on more than 1,800 Scottish single malts, nearly 400 blended Scotches and in excess of 900 American whiskies. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible provides an unrivalled and invaluable source of reference to the consumer, the whisky industry and the drinks trade alike. In terms of whisky, this is the gospel!
Over 300 whiskeys and 30 distillers tell the story of the nation's spirit
Author: Richard Thomas
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
An expert guide to the American whiskey renaissance. In American Whiskey, Kentucky-born, internationally recognized whiskey expert Richard Thomas guides readers through the American whiskey renaissance. Featuring over 300 distinctive expressions of whiskeys that embrace both tradition and innovation this book will appeal to obsessive collectors eager to discover the next Pappy Van Winkle as well as those just starting to sample the dynamic flavor profiles of these American spirits. The history of whiskey straddles Kentucky and Tennessee, but American Whiskey proves that today exceptional whiskey is made across the country.
In the past 10 years, choosing a bourbon has gone from underwhelming to overwhelming and author Carla Carlton is here to help you navigate this boom. In this book, she offers tasting notes on various bourbons and rye whiskies so you know what to stock at home. Carlton also helps you choose the appropriate bar tools, glassware and mixers to have on hand. In addition to outlining the basics you’ll need for your home bourbon bar, Carlton shares insights, recipes, and historical trivia sure to round out your experience of entertaining the guests gathered around at your next party. This special edition e-only book is a wonderful and informative read on its own and is also the perfect chaser to Carlton’s Barrel Strength Bourbon, now out in bookstores and online everywhere.
The art of creating and consuming bourbon is exploding. Today you will find craft bourbon distilleries in all 50 states. As mixologists and distillers find the space, market and financial success to fully explore their trade, the world is taking notice. It’s in the middle of this expanding industry that author Carla Carlton takes the time to connect all the dots for you, the bourbon enthusiast. She concisely maps out the seeds of the newest trends and shows why certain classic bourbon brands and bottles have grown while others have been washed away. This special edition e-only book is a wonderful and informative read on its own and is also the perfect chaser to Carlton’s Barrel Strength Bourbon, now out in bookstores and online everywhere.
Whiskey Tasting Logbook for Scotch and Bourbon Drinkers Barrel Warehouse Theme Journal
Author: Happy Thumb Books
Nose. Palate. Finish. Repeat! It's that simple... Consider this Tasting Logbook if whisky is your passion or when searching for a gift for a whisky enthusiast you know. MADE FOR WHISK(e)Y DRINKERS Whisky lovers don't think of the distilled spirit as something you just drink with lots of ice or coke. Tasting a dram of Scotch or bourbon is a special journey. Every whisky has a unique character - it resonates with your nose and palate in a different way giving you one of a kind tasting experience. KEEP A LOG OF EVERY DRAM YOU HAVE So, how many whiskies have you tried? They're so many right? Sweet bourbons, heavily peated Islay scotches, Sherry influenced Speyside bottles, mellow Irish whiskies... Don't lose count of them - record them all in the Whiskey Tasting Logbook. IS IT DETAILED - YOU BET IT IS! Whisky connoisseurs search for specific information when tasting whisky. Hit the "Look inside" button to check the interior - this 132-page logbook covers all the aspects a whisky may have, including (but not only): Name - exactly what you see it on the label of the bottle Country - from Scotland, USA, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan or elsewhere Region - if it's a Scotch there are 6 main whisky distilling regions Bottler - because sometimes the bottler is different from the distiller Type - mark if it's a single malt or a blend, a straight bourbon or a Tennessee...or something else Spirit Specifics - you can mark if the whisky is a Cask Strength/Barrel Proof edition, write down the batch or bottle number if there is any Maturation Cask - was the whisky matured in a new American oak barrel, used one, or else Finishing - has the spirit spent additional time in maturing in another cask such as sherry, port, rum... Color Meter - how dark is the dram in your hand Tasting Notes - write down the different flavors you've felt on the nose and palate. Does the spirit develop when adding a drop of water and is the finish shorter or longer than expected Whisky Flavor Wheel - connect the points of the most common whisky expressions to obtain a visual idea of the whisky's profile Rating - give the whisky a score between 0 and 100 to finalize your impressions This Whisky Tasting Journal comes in a convenient size of 5.5 x 8.5 which makes it easier to carry around, and offers room for 65 detailed whisky reviews. Available now in brown leather look cover! The first thing you do when you open the Logbook is to fill in the Vol. number. So once you complete all the pages you are welcome to purchase your next Vol. and create a valuable collection of whisky tasting notes. And remember - Home is where your whiskey is...
Now updated and expanded-the bestselling guide to mixing drinks "A must for all the 'do it yourself' bartenders."-Charles Chop, United States Bartenders Guild "Who better to write Bartending For Dummies than America's best known and funniest bartender, Ray Foley."-Bill Samuels Jr., President of Maker's Mark Distillery First published in 1997, Bartending For Dummies has helped hundreds of thousands solve the mysteries of mixology-and remains one of the top-selling bartending guides, week after week. Now, bartender extraordinaire Ray Foley has updated his classic guide, making it even more essential to anyone who entertains. This updated edition now offers recipes for today's trendiest cocktails, such as the Metropolitan and the Apple Martini. It features the latest drinks with flavored vodkas and rums. And it delivers expanded coverage of single-malt Scotch whiskies and wines from around the world. Best of all, the book continues to include all the features that have made it so popular over the years: an A-to-Z recipe guide to nearly 1,000 cocktails and shooters, unbeatable tips on outfitting a home bar and mixing cocktails like a pro, and savvy guidance on selecting liquors, wines, and other libations. It's just what people need to mix up great drinks and have a blast! Ray Foley (Basking Ridge, NJ) has been a bartender for more than 20 years. He is the Publisher and founder of Bartender magazine (150,000 circulation) and Bartender.com (2.5 million hits per month) and is the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book II, The Ultimate Little Shooter Book, and The Ultimate Little Martini Book, among others.