99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink
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 DrinkUser Review - Drake - Goodreads
Light, not particularly heavy reading, but an entertaining history of whisk(e?)y, along with some fascinating facts on chains of ownership in the drinks industry and names of a few whisk(ie|ey)s I should like to try in the future. Read full review
Review: 99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the DrinkUser Review - Glenn - Goodreads
Started well but eventually the travelogues became uninteresting and lost my attention. While the author shared the histories of each whiskey, whether fact or folklore, this book did not deliver on my hopes of furthering my knowledge of the unique characteristics of each whiskey region. Read full review
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