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    Book recommendations?

    Hopefully this is in the right place... I enjoy reading about whiskey almost as much as drinking it. Almost. Was wondering what books folks would recommend I add to my little whiskey library. I suspect several people will be thinking I need Chuck Cowdery's titles, and I'm inclined to agree, just haven't bought 'em yet.

    Here is what I currently have in no particular order at all (this is from memory, I may be forgetting one or so):
    Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage (Veach)
    Whiskey Opus (Roskrow)
    Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch (Jackson)
    Whiskey and Philosphy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas (Allhoff)
    The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey (Haskell)
    Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit (Huckelbridge)
    Whiskypedia: A Compendium of Scottish Whisky (MacLean)
    Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (Reigler)
    American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nationís Favorite Spirit (Risen)
    1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die (Roskrow)

    Here is my current amazon wish list:
    http://amzn.com/w/1QWTTZGK4L4UG

    What do you think I should acquire and/or read next?

    What is your favorite whiskey (or whisky) book?
    Mike
    "I want a whiskey whiskey whiskey when I'm thirsty, I want a water water water when I'm dry"

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    Re: Book recommendations?

    Bourbon Straight by Chuck Cowdery is must.
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    Re: Book recommendations?

    About Scotch, but Ralfy recommended the following and I enjoyed:

    The Whiskey Distilleries of the United Kingdom, Alfred Barnard
    Peat Smoke and Spirit, Andrew Jefford
    Whisky, Aeneas MacDonald
    Mark

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    Re: Book recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Bourbon Straight by Chuck Cowdery is must.
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    Re: Book recommendations?

    Maybeling, you can get "But Always Fine Bourbon..." from pappyco.com for around $50. One of the few times amazon is not your best option. I got a copy of it for Christmas, but haven't found time to read it yet.

    I've also heard good things about "Whiskey Women" (the book, not women who drink whiskey in general, although I've heard things about them too...)
    "You Can't Buy Happiness, but you can buy Whiskey!"

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    Re: Book recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjbeggs View Post
    Maybeling, you can get "But Always Fine Bourbon..." from pappyco.com for around $50. One of the few times amazon is not your best option. I got a copy of it for Christmas, but haven't found time to read it yet.

    I've also heard good things about "Whiskey Women" (the book, not women who drink whiskey in general, although I've heard things about them too...)
    Whiskey Women is a good read...very enlightening.

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    Re: Book recommendations?

    The bourbon related books in my "library" are:

    Bourbon Straight, by Charles Cowdery
    Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey-An American Heritage, by Michael R. Veach
    But Always Fine Bourbon-Pappy Van Winkle And The Story Of Old Fitzgerald, by Sally Van Winkle Campbell
    Kentucky Bourbon-The Early Years Of Whiskey Making, by Henry G. Crowgey
    The Book Of Bourbon-And Other Fine American Whiskeys, by Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan
    The Evolution Of The Bourbon Whiskey Industry In Kentucky, by Sam K. Cecil
    Maker's Mark-My Autobiography, by Bill Samuels Jr.
    The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, by Joy Perrine and Susan Ziegler


    Cheers! Joe
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    Re: Book recommendations?

    Bourbon, Straight & Whiskey Women ordered.
    Mike
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    Re: Book recommendations?

    I've been very tempted to read Chuck's book on A.H. Hirsch, but I know where there's a bottle (the Humidor package) for sale, and i don't need anything else influencing me to throw that kind of money at a bottle.
    "You Can't Buy Happiness, but you can buy Whiskey!"

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    Re: Book recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjbeggs View Post
    I've been very tempted to read Chuck's book on A.H. Hirsch, but I know where there's a bottle (the Humidor package) for sale, and i don't need anything else influencing me to throw that kind of money at a bottle.
    You might find the contents of the book more satisfying than the contents of the bottle...

 

 

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