99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink

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by Kate Hopkins
     
 

Kate Hopkins knew there had to be more to whiskey than using it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about "the drink" and set out on an ambitious itinerary researching its history. Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's place in the history of the world. She visited

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Kate Hopkins knew there had to be more to whiskey than using it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about "the drink" and set out on an ambitious itinerary researching its history. Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's place in the history of the world. She visited historians and pub owners, went to distilleries owned by corporations who sell thousands of gallons per day, and artisans who sell thousands of gallons per year, and interviewed the aficionados and the common drinkers, because one of the best aspects of whiskey is not just its taste, but the stories about the drink that are told around the bar. As an added bonus, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands, all in the hope of discovering the best shot of the liquor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312381080
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.13(d)

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Contents

Preface,
Part I: The Right Side of the Atlantic,
1 To Ireland,
2 Dubliners,
3 The Promised Land,
4 The British Influence,
5 This ... Is John Jameson,
6 Locke's and Loaded,
7 Two Irish Men,
8 Kings and Snobs,
9 The Dance of The Grouse,
10 The Speyside Major,
11 Drinking My Age,
12 Castles and Collapses,
13 Rain and Peat,
Part II: The Left Side of the Atlantic,
1 Whiskey Rebellion,
2 Riding the Coattails,
3 Blame Canada,
4 Westward, Ho!,
5 Capone's Cash Cow,
6 To Kentucky and Prohibition,
7 Obsession Awakening,
8 Small Batches and the Big Stage,
9 Way Down South,
10 Reflections,
Glossary of Whiskey Terms,
Visiting the Distilleries,
References,
Acknowledgments,
Index,

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