The Big Man of Jim Beam: Booker Noe And the Number-One Bourbon In the World

The Big Man of Jim Beam: Booker Noe And the Number-One Bourbon In the World

by Jim Kokoris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119320159
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 661,652
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jim Kokoris is spokesperson and publicist for the Beam family, and a longtime family friend. He traveled extensively with Booker Noe for more than ten years while he conducted bourbon tastings and supported the launch of the Knob Creek and the Small Batch Bourbon Collection. He is coauthor with Fred Noe of Beam, Straight Up, and author of four novels, including It's. Nice. Outside, The Pursuit of Other Interests, Sister North, and The Rich Part of Life.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Prologue: Booker Noe: The Big Man of Bourbon ix

CHAPTER 1 Boyhood 1

CHAPTER 2 College Ain’t for Everyone 17

CHAPTER 3 Fork in the Road 25

CHAPTER 4 Starting Out 35

CHAPTER 5 The Student 47

CHAPTER 6 Sweet Home Boston 53

CHAPTER 7 Proving Himself 59

CHAPTER 8 Dark Clouds on the Horizon 73

CHAPTER 9 The Party’s Just Getting Started 81

CHAPTER 10 The Shutdown Years 93

CHAPTER 11 Mules on the Fifth Floor 103

CHAPTER 12 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 115

CHAPTER 13 Booker’s Bourbon 123

CHAPTER 14 Mr. Ambassador 129

CHAPTER 15 Emeritus Man 137

CHAPTER 16 The Road Years 145

CHAPTER 17 Traits and Attributes 159

CHAPTER 18 Sunset 167

Epilogue 179

Author’s Note and Acknowledgments 181

Jim Bean’s Current Bourbon Lineup 183

Favorite Booker Quotes 184

Bourbon Glossary 185

Favorite Food and Cocktail Recipes 189

Cocktails 190

Appetizers 199

Sides 202

Entrées 204

Desserts 217

Index 223

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