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    Books about Bourbon

    So what are the must-have books on bourbon? I'm looking for something in-depth and with pictures...or really anything a bourbon lover might find essential. I like Jackson's "The Definitive World Guide", but it focuses on many types of whisk(e)y...which is good...but I'm looking for something strictly devoted to bourbon.

    http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/bo...7107&ad=FGLBKS

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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    Bourbon Straight by Charles Cowdery. I thought it was a nice easy read with lots of good information.
    And then this forum...
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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    I really need to get some newer books as most of mine are getting terribly out of date. But here are the ones I like. These are all most likely out of print but Amazon usually has some used copies.

    The Book of Bourbon and other fine American Whiskeys
    , Regan and Regan
    (this one really needs an update)

    The Evolution of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry in Kentucky
    , Sam K. Cecil
    (this one is kinda for the bourbon geek/history buff)

    But Always Fine Bourbon
    , Sally Van Winkle Campbell
    (This one actually did get an update, but I have the older version)

    Jim Murray updates fairly regularly, but the most recent one I have is from 1996, so I can't vouch for the quality of the recent editions. These do cover more than just bourbon, though.
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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    But Always Fine Bourbon, Sally Van Winkle Campbell
    (This one actually did get an update, but I have the older version)

    .
    I have been debating getting this book.
    Is it really worth it?
    Can you sum it up a little for me?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    There is a thread here about it, including what's in the updated section
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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I have been debating getting this book.
    Is it really worth it?
    Can you sum it up a little for me?
    The book is the story of the Van Winkle family in the bourbon business. The majority of the book focuses on Julian Van Winkle I and the Stitzel Weller distillery and the book is filled with first hand accounts from people who worked in the industry back then. If you are interested in the Van Winkle family, Stitzel Weller history, or just want a good book about bourbon then I'd say this book is for you. The book is also filled with old photographs, so if thats something you like consider it an added bonus. Well worth what I paid, ~$48 with shipping.
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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by T47 View Post
    Bourbon Straight by Charles Cowdery.
    The definitive book... before you buy any others, this is the one to get.
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    Re: Books about Bourbon

    If you search the topic, there are some valuable threads already opened on this.

    Try here.

 

 

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