Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

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University Press of Kentucky, Feb 18, 2013 - Performing Arts - 141 pages

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I found Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey to be an enjoyable and informative book. It corrected a few misconceptions I had about the history of Bourbon whiskey. Every drinker of Bourbon should buy this book,because for newbie or old hand there are things to learn. Read full review

Contents

1 Farmer Distillers and the Whiskey Rebellion
3
2 The Origin of Bourbon Whiskey
19
3 The Industirial Revolution and the Distilling Industry
31
4 Distillers and Rectifiers
45
5 Taxation and Regulation
63
6 Prohibition and the Bourbon Industry
77
7 The End of Prohibition and the Second World War
91
8 Boom and Then Bust
105
9 Into the Twentyfirst Century
113
Acknowledgments
125
Notes
127
Bibliography
131
Index
135
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Michael R. Veach is associate curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society. He is a bourbon historian and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

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