99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

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Macmillan, May 26, 2009 - Cooking - 308 pages
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Kate Hopkins knew there had to be more to whiskey than using it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about “the drink” and set out on an ambitious itinerary researching its history. Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey’s place in the history of the world. She visited historians and pub owners, went to distilleries owned by corporations who sell thousands of gallons per day, and artisans who sell thousands of gallons per year, and interviewed the aficionados and the common drinkers, because one of the best aspects of whiskey is not just its taste, but the stories about the drink that are told around the bar. As an added bonus, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands, all in the hope of discovering the best shot of the liquor.

  

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Review: 99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

User Review  - Philski - Goodreads

While she may have consumed 99 drams, we didn't hear about more than maybe 15 of them. Going back and forth between historical writing, third person writing and first person writing was annoying. I ... Read full review

Review: 99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

User Review  - McLean - Goodreads

I set this book down in frustration several times, each time eventually convincing myself I should give it another try. In retrospect, my first instinct was right. This is an entirely worthless book ... Read full review

Contents

The Left Side of the Atlantic
161
Glossary of Whiskey Terms
271
Visiting the Distilleries
275
References
285
Acknowledgments
289
Index
291
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About the author (2009)

Ex-stand-up comedian KATE HOPKINS's food blog The Accidental Hedonist has been named one Time Magazine's 50 Coolest Websites. She also writes a food column for Seattle's alternative weekly The Stranger and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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