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  • 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.
  • About the Author: Fred Minnick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and the writer of award-winning books, such as Bourbon Curious, Bourbon, Rum Curious, and Whiskey Women.
  • 240 Pages
  • Cooking + Food + Wine, Beverages

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About the Book



Bourbon profiles the history of this Amercan whiskey, of bourbon distillers, and of bourbon drinkers, and answers the burning question: Who invented this corn liquor spirit?



Book Synopsis



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 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.



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"For anyone who thinks they know it all about bourbon, delve into this fascinating new look at everyone's favorite brown water. With his sharp eye for detail, historical accuracy and modern relevancy, Mr. Minnick's take on the history of bourbon will become an indispensable volume for bourbon fans worldwide."

--Edward Lee, chef, author, of Smoke and Pickles, and host of PBS's The Mind of a Chef, Season 3

"Fred Minnick's Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey dispels historical fiction while taking the reader on a timeline journey of American whiskey's highs and lows. You're ultimately left with the feeling of pride that you drink bourbon."

--Bill Thomas, owner of the world's top bourbon bar, Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C.

"It's been clear for some time now that Fred Minnick is America's finest authority on spirits, and his new book on bourbon seals the dealââ'¬â impeccably researched, beautifully illustrated, and written with such informed individuality that reading the book is like listening to the engaging teacher whose lectures enthralled you as much as enlightened you. There's never a last word on any subject, but Minnick's new book is unlikely to be exceeded by anything better for a long time to come."

--John Mariani, author of The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

"Minnick's Bourbon is an instant classic."

--Mike Veach, author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

"Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey in an important addition to American whiskey literature, and it's worth a read for anyone interested in bourbon's complex regulatory history." - RecentEats.com --RecentEats.com



About the Author



Fred Minnick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and the writer of award-winning books, such as Bourbon Curious, Bourbon, Rum Curious, and Whiskey Women. Minnick is the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ magazine, senior contributor to Forbes, and co-founder of the popular Bourbon & Beyond Festival. He is the "bourbon authority" for the Kentucky Derby Museum and regularly appears in the mainstream media, including CBSThis Morning, Esquire, Forbes, and NPR.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Format: Hardcover
Author: Fred Minnick
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51750790
UPC: 9780760351727
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-2508
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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