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  1. #1
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    A Book About Bourbon

    I have a few books on Whiskey. Nothing solely on Bourbon / American Whiskey- What would you recommend.

    I am looking for history, ratings, process, any info I can get my hands on.

    GRACIAS

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    This has also been discussed, here's a page with posts about bourbon books. Everyone has different opinions about authors of different books and in there, you'll get much insight. All this info can be found using the search feature... Hope this helps!

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    Thanks Paradox. Is there a way i can see the entire thread without having to click on each response individually.

    BTW, I love this board.

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    Well, I view the board in threaded mode. Some people use flat mode, found under my home then edit for display preferences, that should work for what you want to do. Me though, i use threaded like you're in now. Then when on the page that loads for the link I gave you, I just right click and open the first post in a new window so the original window remains intact, then when I'm done reading the post I opened I close the window, go to the next post and just open that one in a new window. But play around with the settings, everyone has different preferences.

    Glad you like the board, this is a lot of information to be had here. You can gain a wealth of knowledge my brownsing around and using the search feature... Have fun!

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    I second the notion about this board. The books fill in the history. This board, though, is indispendable for current info. So many knowledgeable insiders here. This board is the premier source for bourbon info other than talking to the distillers themselves. (And in some cases, the distillers are here.)

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    (And in some cases, the distillers are here.)

    and when you talk to them face to face, most times the distillers won't tell.


    TomC

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    Here is my list of bourbon books, with my reviews and links to Amazon for buying (although a lot of them are out of print). Of course, I also recommend (humbly) The Bourbon Country Reader, my newsletter for bourbon enthusiasts. The latest issue just went in the mail yesterday.

    But, I agree, there is no substitute for StraightBourbon.com

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    >I have a few books on Whiskey. Nothing solely on Bourbon / American
    >Whiskey- What would you recommend.

    I'll second Chuck's recommendation of The Social Hisotry of Bourbon.
    It's fairly entertaining, and has a lot of the history that you
    won't get anywhere else.


    Tim Dellinger

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    and when you talk to them face to face, most times the distillers won't tell.

    When I was at the Sampler a few months back, it was enough to extend and have guys like Jimmy Russell , Booker , Jim Rutledge, etc accept a compliment for a job well done. Lets face it , it is more likely that any of us here will become a US Senator or Congressman/ Woman than we will ever be a Master Distiller, As for one all one would have to do is muster enough votes, the other you'd have to already be Heir Apparent.

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    Re: A Book About Bourbon

    Bobby, do you know whether most or all of the current master distillers have been raised in the bourbon industry and if there are any master distillers that are relative outsiders?

    I guess by "outsider" I mean someone who does not have family roots or ties to bourbon and just thru happenstance and hard work managed to eventually qualify as a master distiller. Does anybody fit that bill?

    -Troy

 

 

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