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pabourbongal
08-17-2006, 15:03
I'm interested in educating myself on all aspects of bourbon -- from history to production to tasting to sales and marketing. Can you recommend a top-notch web site or book or magazine to help me in my studies?
Thanks in advance.

Sijan
08-17-2006, 15:18
Reading the threads on this forum is a pretty good start. As for books, I would start with Chuck Cowdery's Bourbon, Straight: http://home.netcom.com/~cowdery/bourst.html

DrinkyBanjo
08-17-2006, 15:22
I'm interested in educating myself on all aspects of bourbon -- from history to production to tasting to sales and marketing. Can you recommend a top-notch web site or book or magazine to help me in my studies?
Thanks in advance.

I think this is the best site for learning about Bourbon. I've only been on it a year and have already learned more than I could ever hope to about this lovely spirit.

TimmyBoston
08-17-2006, 22:48
I agree I've done a fair amount of searching the net for other whiskey information sites and this one is by far the best, with the vast amount of info being directly related to bourbon. Try really looking through all the different forums listed here and then you can use the search function at the top of the screen, then you can narrow down to something you're looking for. There are also posters here who are noted bourbon authors themselves. Just take some time to really look through this forum, there's a lot here but at first glance there doesn't appear to be nearly as much as there is. Be patient and keep looking. My guess is, it's here. If you're set on looking for a book, I'd take Dan's advice, Chuck Cowdery's book.

nor02lei
08-18-2006, 02:27
I'm interested in educating myself on all aspects of bourbon -- from history to production to tasting to sales and marketing. Can you recommend a top-notch web site or book or magazine to help me in my studies?
Thanks in advance.

I haven’t read Cowdery´s book but Reagan’s, Waymack/ Harris and Murray’s yellow. All were good with the yellow on top. I’ve also had prescription on whisky magazine a couple of years, but I plan to cancel that one due to the lack of bourbon information. However to me this forum beats all this mentioned sources.

Leif

Hedmans Brorsa
08-18-2006, 08:29
I have not read Regan´s book but I can heartily recommend Chuck´s book "Bourbon, straight". Jim Murray´s "Classic Bourbon, Tennessee & Rye" is also a worthwhile investment, even though the tasting notes are becoming increasingly out of date.

Apart from that, as mentioned by many already, the 'Search' function on this site can work wonders.


I’ve also had prescription on whisky magazine a couple of years, but I plan to cancel that one due to the lack of bourbon information.
Leif

A very wise move of you, Leif. Whisky Magazine is the magazine world´s nearest equivalent to a sleeping pill. To me it is not so much the lack of Bourbon but rather the tiresome all-whisky-fans-must-be-boring-old-farts-who-play-golf-and-read-Wall-Street-Journal-attitude that dampens my enthusiasm severely. They need a new editor, badly.

doubleblank
08-18-2006, 08:35
And don't forget to use the links to the distillery websites. Sure, there is a lot of marketing information/disinformation....but some interesting pictures, videos, etc there too.

Randy

boone
08-18-2006, 09:52
And don't forget to use the links to the distillery websites. Sure, there is a lot of marketing information/disinformation....but some interesting pictures, videos, etc there too.

Randy

Like this one :grin:

http://www.heaven-hill.com/virtualTour/virtualTour.html

Bettye Jo

FlashPuppy
08-18-2006, 18:54
Like this one :grin:

Sheesh, product placement is everywhere nowadays..... :grin:

Hedmans Brorsa
08-19-2006, 02:10
Begging Jim for apologies, I have to admit that SB.com was actually (gasp!) not the first site that I bumped into when I became eager to explore Bourbon at the end of the 90´s.

Rather, I chanced upon an obscure site called Dennis Whiskey Corner, which somewhat amazingly, still seems to be around.

http://www.mindspring.com/~mccarthys/whiskey/

Seems to be quite a knowledgable chap. I wonder if he´s ever been seen on this board?

FlashPuppy
08-19-2006, 11:43
I wonder if he´s ever been seen on this board?

Judging by the link on his page to the site, I would have to guess yes.

Frodo
08-25-2006, 09:59
Like this one :grin:

http://www.heaven-hill.com/virtualTour/virtualTour.html

Bettye Jo

Cheers Bettye Jo. Always wondered what a thumper was...