Bourbon is not just alcohol. This amber-colored drink is deeply ingrained in American culture and tangled in American history. The 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. This book is so good that it won the title of the “Best New Spirits Book” 2017 at the Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards. It was also considered “one of the best books about food of 2016” by the Smithsonian Magazine. He also lays out in expert detail the critical role this spirit has played throughout the cultural and even political history of the American nation. If you are a true fan of bourbon and also like American history, you will love this book!
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