Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker

Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker

by Fred Minnick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760347409
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 08/07/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 316,527
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Fred Minnick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and the writer of award-winning books, such as Bourbon Curious, Bourbon, Rum Curious, and Whiskey Women. Minnick writes about whiskey for Covey Rise, Whisky Advocate, and Whisky magazine. He is the "bourbon authority" for the Kentucky Derby Museum and regularly appears in the mainstream media, including CBS This Morning, Esquire, Forbes, and NPR.

Table of Contents

Part 1 History, Legends, and Contemporary Truths

Introduction 7

1 Bourbon Politics 17

Part 2 Sources of Flavor

2 Pre-Fermentation 55

3 Yeast, Distillation, and Wood 71

Part 3 Tasting

4 How to Taste Bourbon 103

5 Grain-Forward Bourbons 123

6 Nutmeg-Forward Bourbons 135

7 Caramel-Forward Bourbons 159

8 Cinnamon-Forward Bourbons 173

9 Select Limited Editions and Special Releases 193

Appendix: Brand Histories 205

Notes 233

Bibliography 234

Index 237

About the Author 239

Acknowledgments 240

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