Bourbon: The Evolution of Kentucky Whiskey

Overview

Think of Kentucky and several images come quickly to mind: horse racing, coal, bluegrass, and yes, bourbon. Number one in the nation in the production of bourbon, Kentucky distilleries came to be distinguished for their secret family recipes, limestone-filtered water, and generations of family expertise reaching all the way back to the 1700s. In Bourbon: The Evolution of Kentucky Whiskey, industry veteran and native Kentuckian Sam K. Cecil catalogs a wealth of the lore and the lineages surrounding bourbon, along ...

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Overview

Think of Kentucky and several images come quickly to mind: horse racing, coal, bluegrass, and yes, bourbon. Number one in the nation in the production of bourbon, Kentucky distilleries came to be distinguished for their secret family recipes, limestone-filtered water, and generations of family expertise reaching all the way back to the 1700s. In Bourbon: The Evolution of Kentucky Whiskey, industry veteran and native Kentuckian Sam K. Cecil catalogs a wealth of the lore and the lineages surrounding bourbon, along with an authoritative listing of distilleries in operation from the nineteenth century forward. Whether you are an industry insider seeking facts and figures or you are simply curious about bourbon while sipping, dipping, cooking, or curing, this book distills all the mash into an absorbing look at the history of Kentucky bourbon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596527690
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 797,681
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Introduction 1

1 The Early Years 9

2 Prohibition 22

3 The Whiskey Trust 37

4 After Repeal 54

5 The Master Distillers 64

6 Cooperage and Warehousing 74

7 The Kentucky Distillers Association 80

8 Distilleries of Kentucky 89

Anderson County 89

Boone County 99

Bourbon County 100

Boyd County 106

Bullitt County 107

Campbell County 111

Carroll County 112

Clark County 115

Crittenden County 116

Daviess County 116

Fayette County 126

Franklin County 130

Garrard County 138

Harrison County 139

Henderson County 146

Henry County 147

Jefferson County 148

Jessamine County 183

Kenton County 186

Larue County 187

Lincoln County 190

Madison County 191

Marion County 192

Mason County 213

Meade County 215

Mercer County 216

Montgomery County 220

Nelson County 221

Scott County 278

Trimble County 281

Union County 283

Washington County 284

Woodford County 285

Index 293

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