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• ‘Barrels & Drams’ whiskey anthology on sale

06 Oct

My new book, “Barrels & Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y In Jiggers and Shots,” is on the market.

(A hint for holiday shoppers — The retail price is $18.95, but you can get a variety of discounts online, for example from Amazon.com.)

The book is a collection I co-wrote and edited, with essays from numerous writers famous in the field, from F. Paul Pacult to David Wondrich to Tom Wolfe.

You’ll discover the spread of whiskey throughout the world and how it helped build countries. Read profiles of some of the most famous giants of the industry as Jack Daniel, George Smith and the Beam family.

Plus, go behind the scenes of Prohibition to check out the legendary gangsters, small-time rum-runners, a famous NASCAR champion who made his mark as a moonshine runner. And, you’ll get insiders’ looks at legitimate whiskey-making in such diverse spots as Scotland, Ireland, the U.S., South Africa, India and Japan.

Check out my New York Drinks Events Calendar, the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere.

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Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Media, Whiskey/Whisky

 

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