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  1. #11
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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonGuy View Post
    Has it been re-released? On Amazon it is around $100
    But always fine bourbon is available from the BT gift shop for $50.
    http://buffalotrace.morethandrinks.c...k-details.aspx

    I'll cast another vote for Chuck Cowdery's book Bourbon, Straight as the best resource available.
    Last edited by jfw; 12-31-2012 at 09:45. Reason: additional info

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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Quote Originally Posted by jfw View Post
    But always fine bourbon is available from the BT gift shop for $50.
    http://buffalotrace.morethandrinks.c...k-details.aspx

    I'll cast another vote for Chuck Cowdery's book Bourbon, Straight as the best resource available.
    Thank you for the link. That is half the price of Amazon and eBay. Is "But Always Fine Bourbon.." worth the price?

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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Yes it is. I suspect this may be the 1st edition (I understand the 2nd has added information about the Van Winkle brand) but either belongs in the library of Stitzel-Weller fans.

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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Useful for MM fans as well because Sally sets out in her book exactly how the Maker's Mark brand was created.

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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    I will have to agree on But Always Fine Bourbon as great read and nice coffee table piece.I have also enjoyed both of Cowdery's books Bourbon Straight and The Best Bourbon You'll Never Taste as I like his straight forward no nonsense style of writing and both make for very quick reads.
    I have also enjoyed The World's Best Whiskies by Dominic Roskrow and The Kentucky Bourbon Experience by Leon Howlett a quick read and the photography is second to none.The Kentucky Bourbon Experience would be a great read for someone new to the hobby and give you a great feel for which distilleries you may want to visit or other attractions along the trail.
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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Canadian whisky: the portable expert
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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    I got the following 3 books for Christmas this year:

    Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch (6th Ed)
    - I've read the first 70+ pages (the rest is the "guide" that covers 500+ single malts) and it was educational.

    Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide by Michael Jackson
    - Just started, similar to the last thus far (same author, so no shock).

    1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die
    - Haven't started (I want to get the list into a spreadsheet so I can check them off!)

    My family has gotten the hint that I enjoy whiskey

    Other books I've read in the past include:

    Bourbon Whiskey - Our Native Spirit by Bernie Lubbers (very funny and fairly quick read; recommended!)
    Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey by Chuck Cowdery (great history stuff; also recommended!)

    I also subscribe to Whisky Advocate magazine, which I think is fairly well done (although many editions focus a lot of Scotch - they do seem to increased their bourbon coverage recently).
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    Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Blood & Whiskey, the Life and Times of Jack Daniel. Biography about the man and his company. Fun read and learned a little history along the way.

    The Great Crossing, a Historic Journey to Buffalo Trace Distillery. Lots if history, names and events leading to the distillery we know today. I bought this at the gift shop and have not seen it available online. Maybe someone else knows.

    Maker's Mark, My Autobiography. Fun and easy read. More pictures than words.

    I have read most of the others listed and have to mention Chuck Cowdery's, Bourbon Straight, again. It really should come with your first bottle, glass or shot of bourbon.

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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    OK, based on recommendations here, I purchased But Always Fine Bourbon: Pappy Van Winkle and the Story of Old Fitzgerald. Thanks to jfw for the link.

    The next purchase will probably be Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey by Chuck Cowdery.

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    Re: Books that you have read and enjoyed

    Less specific to bourbon, but a great book for cocktail and literature lovers, I received "To Have and Have Another" for Christmas. It is a fantatstic book documenting all the cocktails that Ernest Hemingway drank and wrote about. A great read, and good recipes. Most interesting note so far? The Jack Rose cocktail we all know and love is probably NOT what was being consumed by the characters in "The Sun Also Rises"; the author found an alternate recipe being made in the bar Hemingway frequented during the writing of that book, by a bartender he knew well. It is very different, but I like it better than the traditional, and just the concept behind this little slice of history adds to the pleasure.

 

 

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