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    If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Seems like all the threads for books are over 3 years old.

    My GOAL-Have my 'home bar' contain spirits ALONG with specific glass and book.

    EX: My bottle of Highland Park 12 YR OLD, Glencairn Glass, and a book. (Haven't chosen one)

    In other words, if I had one book for each 'main' spirit. Rum, Vodka, Absinthe, Whiskey, Brandy, etc. (I'll probably make an exception and have Bourbon its own book along with the Riedel Bourbon glass)

    And beer also. Although, I think for beer I'll have 3 glasses.

    But I want one book that will be a joy for others when I invite them over to look at the collection of bottles, glassware, and books and to pick up a book and be thrilled to look at it and through it.

    What are your suggestions? I know its a bourbon forum, so I will ask for your 'book for bourbon' advice.

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    Cool Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Kind of an odd question but, oddly enough, a book immediately popped into my mind to go along with bourbon. Four books, actually: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkein,

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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Two Absinthe recommendations:

    Absinthe: History in a Bottle by Barnaby Conrad
    Absinthe, Sip of Seduction: A Contemporary Guide by
    Betina Wittels, Robert Hermesch, and T. A. Breaux

    I know you asked for one title but I figgered I'd
    offer a history one and a contemporary one so
    you could choose which would suit your needs.

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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

    ...Galaxy...

    Yeah, if I could only have one book, this would be it. But it's a beer book.

    If I could have several books, one for bourbon, one for irish, one for etc. my bourbon book would be...Dune. Hitchhikers Guide is definitely an Irish Whiskey book. Lord of the Rings is more of a Cognac book. Ringworld for Scotch. Rye: Dragonflight. Gin: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    ...Galaxy...

    Notif you want all 6 books under one cover

    Galaxy has Books 1-6 under a black leather hard cover

    ... and I agree...Hitchkikers is a beer book...says Ford Perfect

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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..



    I have this version.
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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon, late 80's.
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    wow. I really like that so far most of the responses have been sci-fi/fantasy, I'm a huge sci-fi reader. Speaker for the Dead immediately jumped into my head.

    I use the top of my whiskey cabinet as a bookshelf. Currently I have copies of Gateway, Mindkiller, Hyperion, Helm, Watership Down, Jack L. Chalker's The Four rings of the Master Series, and a copy of The Dinosaur Heresies on top of the cabinet.
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    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: If you had one book for your library - it would be..

    Mine would be The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler which would work for bourbon or rye . . . in fact, any book by Raymond Chandler.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

 

 

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