Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey

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Made and Bottled in Kentucky, 2004 - Cooking - 266 pages
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BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey follows the trail of America whiskey-making from its 17th century origins right up to the present day. In it, readers will discover the history of the American whiskey industry, how American whiskey is made and marketed, the differences among various types of American whiskey (bourbon, rye, Tennessee) and how they compare to other world whiskies. Readers also will meet the many fascinating characters who have made American whiskey what it is today, whether they be famous, infamous or largely unknown. All major producers and brands are discussed. The book includes a complete tasting guide with 35 detailed product reviews. BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey is for fans of American whiskey, but also for readers who just enjoy a good tale steeped in American culture and heritage. BOURBON, STRAIGHT is richly detailed, clear, authoritative, insightful, independent and fun to read.

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About the author (2004)

Charles K. Cowdery, author of Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey , writes about American Whiskey for The Malt Advocate and WHISKY Magazine. He wrote, produced and directed the public television documentary "Made and Bottled in Kentucky," and is editor and publisher of The Bourbon Country Reader, the only publication dedicated exclusively to American whiskey. As a marketing professional, he has worked in and around the American liquor industry for more than 25 years. His other books include Blues Legends (Gibbs Smith), 20 profiles of notable blues musicians. He is also a marketing copywriter and attorney, and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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