I just read this book and highly recommend it. The author (Sally Van Winkle, granddaughter of Julian P. ("Pappy") Van Winkle), brings to life the history of the family's involvement in the whiskey business. There are finely drawn portraits in particular of Pappy and his son Julian P. Van Winkle, Jr. Excellent photos underline many points of the narrative which is written in a simple yet warm, effective style. Writing the book was evidently a labor of love. Its design is also attractive and innovative. Essential reading for the bourbon enthusiast and for me it kind of closed the circle on Old Fitzgerald which was my favorite brand in the 1980's. I can see now why it had the quality it did and appreciate the full history and development of the brand. The company, Stitzel-Weller, was sold to Norton Simon in the early 1970's and that part of the story is related too with evident sadness. Still, the distillery continued to operate until 1992 and its whiskey can still be enjoyed in various forms. A fine read and must-buy for any whiskey enthusiast.