Barrels and Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y in Jiggers and Shots

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Whiskey is one of the world's great spirits--distilled, sipped, and dissected for centuries, and still thoroughly enjoyed today. Follow veteran journalist and spirits authority William Dowd down the worldwide whiskey trail with this outstanding collection of articles on the intricacies of whiskey making, whiskey history and its foremost producers (George Smith, Jack Daniel, John Jameson, John Power; the Beams--they're all here), and whiskey collectors and collecting. There's even insight into home vatting. Begin ...
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Overview

Whiskey is one of the world's great spirits--distilled, sipped, and dissected for centuries, and still thoroughly enjoyed today. Follow veteran journalist and spirits authority William Dowd down the worldwide whiskey trail with this outstanding collection of articles on the intricacies of whiskey making, whiskey history and its foremost producers (George Smith, Jack Daniel, John Jameson, John Power; the Beams--they're all here), and whiskey collectors and collecting. There's even insight into home vatting. Begin your tour with Dowd's personal overview of the spirits world and drink in his friendly yet informative tone throughout the book. Whether a connoisseur or novice, you are sure to develop a taste for this storied spirit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402778650
  • Publisher: Sterling Epicure
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 482,725
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William M. Dowd is editor and publisher of Dowd's Guides and the portfolio of Circle 7 sites. A veteran newspaper editor and columnist, he is also a competition judge and writer in the fields of food, drink and destinations. He is a contributing writer to online lifestyles sites Gayot.com and Examiner.com and writes his own bar blog: dowdbarblog.blogspot.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Excellent

    Fantastic history of whiskey, very thorough and a lot of unusual topics that other books similar haven't picked up on. A real trip through the Whiskey history.

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