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cowdery
05-04-2012, 09:56
Last night, I published The Best Bourbon You'll Never Taste, The True Story Of A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Distilled In The Spring Of 1974, as an ebook for Kindle and Nook. It just so happens that the Nook version went live first, although the Kindle version should be live very soon (within the next 24 hours). Suggested price is $7.99.

You can get the Nook (Barnes & Noble) version here (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-best-bourbon-youll-never-taste-the-true-story-of-a-h-hirsch-reserve-straight-bourbon-whiskey-distilled-in-the-spring-of-1974-charles-cowdery/1110603028?ean=2940014505703).

This ebook is the result of spending several years tracking now the real story behind this iconic bourbon, and many members here helped. Although the title is meant to be provocative, many people here have tasted Hirsch. There was, in fact, a bottle of the 16-year-old gold capsule on the gazebo table just this past weekend and I saw many bottles of the various expressions at an undisclosed location.

This ebook is much more substantial than Small Barrels was.

You don't need a Kindle or Nook to read an ebook. You can download a free reader for PCs and smart phones, or you can just read it using your web browser. Kindle seems to be compatible with every platform except Nook and Nook seems to be compatible with every platform except Kindle.

wadewood
05-04-2012, 16:19
Chuck - looks like a great story. Congrats on getting this out.

As far a ebook formats goes, I only use the open source format .epub. Epub books can be read on everything except the Kindle, which is a good enough reason for me to never buy a Kindle. And if you have large ebook library, I suggest checking out the free program - http://calibre-ebook.com/

cowdery
05-04-2012, 16:40
Chuck - looks like a great story. Congrats on getting this out.

As far a ebook formats goes, I only use the open source format .epub. Epub books can be read on everything except the Kindle, which is a good enough reason for me to never buy a Kindle. And if you have large ebook library, I suggest checking out the free program - http://calibre-ebook.com/

Nook is epub format and Nook books can, indeed, be read on everything but the Kindle.

cowdery
05-04-2012, 22:15
Live on Kindle now too, here (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008076O6E).

macdeffe
05-05-2012, 00:13
Will this be available as normal book as well ?

Steffen

T Comp
05-05-2012, 10:49
I guess it's a good time for me to put that Kindle to use that I (:bigeyes:) asked for and got for Christmas.

cowdery
05-05-2012, 12:31
Will this be available as normal book as well ?

Steffen

Not yet. Maybe. There is, however, a Denmark Kindle store.

IronHead
05-06-2012, 09:32
Just finished it. Great tale. Great read. I was telling my wife that about 6 or so years ago, when this obsession was just getting a foothold, i used to see the A.H. Hirsch everywhere but couldn't justify paying 89 bucks for a bottle of whiskey...you know those days where you wish you could get a 'do over'...

MacinJosh
05-09-2012, 03:32
Any luck on getting it in the iTunes store yet Chuck?

And the 16yr gold capsule at the Sampler was mighty tasty! Not sure who brought it but thank you! :D

IronHead
05-09-2012, 05:18
Any luck on getting it in the iTunes store yet Chuck?

And the 16yr gold capsule at the Sampler was mighty tasty! Not sure who brought it but thank you! :D

I read it on my ipad with the Kindle app.

cowdery
05-09-2012, 11:23
I've looked into the itunes store and it's much more complicated than Kindle or Nook. I'll see what I can do.

T Comp
05-09-2012, 11:55
Any luck on getting it in the iTunes store yet Chuck?

And the 16yr gold capsule at the Sampler was mighty tasty! Not sure who brought it but thank you! :D

I believe your fellow Hoosier, but still a Badger :grin: , Jon, was the culprit. The real deal too unlike the bottle at KBF.

cowdery
05-09-2012, 13:59
I believe your fellow Hoosier, but still a Badger :grin: , Jon, was the culprit. The real deal too unlike the bottle at KBF.

There was a pseudo-Hirsch at KBF? Do tell.

T Comp
05-09-2012, 20:57
One of the weekend nights a half full red wax 20 year Hirsch mysteriously appeared on the gazebo table. No one was seen putting it out or acknowledging to be the benefactor so that was the first indication something wasn't kosher. Murmurs of its suspect taste and no way this is Hirsch quickly followed. I didn't pay much attention after so I presume the bourbon prankster remains hidden among us.

cowdery
05-09-2012, 22:21
A prankster or, perhaps, an embarassed victim.

macdeffe
05-28-2012, 11:48
Great book.

It was easy to get it to work on Amazon Kindle and after a bit of work I got it to work on my Samsung Galaxy as well with the free app. I think my problems were mainly due to the Amazon site I purchased on was american and there were some issues as they wouldn't let me downloads apps VIA amazon to europe. Then I just found an amazon kindle app on a european/some other place I allready forgot it, and then it worked

I wrote a review here

http://danishwhiskyblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/can-whiskybook-be-page-turner.html

Regards Steffen

tmckenzie
05-28-2012, 12:31
I agree, good book. He needs to do more e books.

B1bomber
05-29-2012, 07:37
Downloaded the free Kindle app for my iPad, then bought the ebook through Amazon. Worked like a charm, am reading it now on my iPad. Only a dozen or so pages into it, but can tell already it's going to be a great read and well worth the price.

cowdery
05-30-2012, 12:46
Thanks, guys. Please keep spreading the word. The book is a little hard to describe because, as I'm sure you'll agree, it's so much more than just the Hirsch story or just the Michter's story. It's the whole American whiskey story in microcosm.

IowaJeff
05-30-2012, 14:34
Is this book only going to cost me $7.99, or is it going to cost me $7.99 plus however much it costs to get a bottle of Hirsch, because after reading it I won't be able to stand not trying it? That is more of a rhetorical question for myself than for anyone else to answer. :grin:

Stones
05-30-2012, 20:52
Chuck I really like the title, even though I've tasted it it still makes me want to buy the ebook! Nice effort Chuck, I look forward to reading it.

cowdery
05-31-2012, 10:20
Near the end of the book, I explain why you can still feel good about yourself, even if you never taste it. I can't say how persuasive it is, but I tried.

LongBeachScott
05-31-2012, 22:05
I downloaded it to my kindle. I really loved the story. I posted it on facebook. Thanks for the book!

Scott

LongBeachScott
05-31-2012, 22:09
Near the end of the book, I explain why you can still feel good about yourself, even if you never taste it. I can't say how persuasive it is, but I tried.

It was a nice way to end the story, but it didn't make my mouth stop watering!

MacinJosh
06-01-2012, 21:22
Just purchased the book and downloaded it through my Kindle app on my iPhone (even though I was really hoping Chuck would be able to get it into the iTunes Store but it's a little more involved than anticipated).

Looking forward to reading it Chuck!

cowdery
06-02-2012, 20:59
Thanks, everyone. If you are so enclined, posting a review where you bought it (Kindle or Nook) will be appreciated.

MacinJosh
06-03-2012, 06:14
Thanks, everyone. If you are so enclined, posting a review where you bought it (Kindle or Nook) will be appreciated.

Once I finish it, I'd be happy to post a review. Cheers!

Lazer
06-18-2012, 19:31
I read the book. It was good and educational. I found a store that has A. H. Hirsch 16 gold foil for $600. I think I'll stick to my wt101 for now. I have a bottle of EC18 maybe I'll vat it with the WT and pretend its really AH 16. Maybe I'll toss in some Ritt BIB to get that authentic Pennsylvania flavor. :drink:

BTW I read it on my asus netbook pc with the app for kindle. Very easy just click some links and You'll be reading in a matter of seconds.

IowaJeff
06-26-2012, 14:42
I found 3 bottles of AH 16 for $225 if anyone wants to drink along to the book and doesn't want to get gouged (as badly anyway) like on ebay. I didn't buy them, btw, so I'm not offering anything for sale. They are for sale at a perfectly reputable liquor store. They've been there for awhile, I've never pulled the trigger.

I'm a one book at a time guy so I haven't downloaded the e book yet, but soon will.

fishnbowljoe
09-22-2012, 10:24
My son got a good deal on a brand new kindle, so he bought it for my wife. So............. I got your new book. :grin:

cowdery
09-22-2012, 13:16
Something for everyone!

MacinJosh
09-22-2012, 19:37
I have the eBook but haven't gotten a chance to finish it yet.

And I picked up a signed hardcopy version while at KBF. I'll be expecting a personal note the next time I see you Chuck. :D

fishnbowljoe
09-28-2012, 14:45
Something for everyone!

I finally finished your Hirsch ebook Chuck. I had to wait till my wife was between books. :rolleyes: Nice job Chuck. Very interesting book. I never knew..... Great job! I will post a good review when and if I can figure out how to do so. :skep: Joe

cowdery
09-28-2012, 16:29
Thanks, man. I appreciate it.

MacinJosh
04-27-2013, 12:57
Is this the one "I'll Never Taste"? :D

15238

cowdery
04-27-2013, 16:33
That's one of them. I heard that was going to make an appearance. Everybody who got to taste it should buy the book anyway. That'll show me.

MyOldKyDram
04-28-2013, 10:06
Made an appearance it did. Tasted it was. And I'll still buy the book. :P

bigtoys
06-29-2013, 23:32
Just downloaded it to my Kindle
Guess I'll read it and drink some of this, open on the bar
I don't even remember where I got it, but apparently I got 2, cuz there's one in the basement.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/Watches/Whiskey%20stash%20June%202013/e4f1916c-a6e3-4c5d-a29c-e8487201eba3_zps72566aed.jpg (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/bigtoys335/media/Watches/Whiskey%20stash%20June%202013/e4f1916c-a6e3-4c5d-a29c-e8487201eba3_zps72566aed.jpg.html)