Whiskey: A Global History

Whiskey: A Global History

by Kevin R. Kosar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861897800
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Series: Reaktion Books - Edible Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 281,033
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin R. Kosar is the founder of AlcoholReviews.com. His writings on alcoholic beverages have appeared in American.com, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, the New York Press and the New York Hangover.

Table of Contents


Introduction

1. Origins: From Seed to Spirit
2. Early History
3. Whisky in Scotland
4. Whiskey in Ireland
5. Whiskey in the USA
6. The Twenty-first Century Whiskey World

Recipes
Some Widely Available, Recommended Brands
Select Bibliography
Websites and Associations
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

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Whiskey: A Global History 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ColinDodds More than 1 year ago
Kevin Kosar's Whiskey: A Global History is a definitive guide to the spirit-how it's made, where it comes from, its mysterious history, how it shaped the identity and destiny of nations. It will tell you everything about whiskey except what, exactly, it did to your twenties. The book is a masterful guide to whiskies of all sorts, scotch, bourbon, Irish, Canadian and American. It is detailed and informative without being pedantic, and entertaining without straying off topic. From the cloudy particulars of biblical time, through Egyptian and Irish prehistory, through the alchemists' laboratories to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, prohibition and the present, Whiskey: A Global History tells a vast story without ever seeming to skim. A slender volume, the book nonetheless packs a wallop. In addition to a detailed and fascinating history, it has enough technical information that I was tempted to start distilling. Somehow, Kosar even found room for an impressive array of historical images about whiskey dating back hundreds of years. And at the end, once you've learned the space you occupy in whiskey's rich and raucous history, Whiskey: A Global History gives you a series of classic whiskey cocktail recipes so you may raise your glass and take your place in that history.
ben_a on LibraryThing 15 days ago
A fine, short introduction. Kosar's collection of poetry about whiskey is particularly fun.
elbjr More than 1 year ago
Gives you a great and concise review of the history of whiskey. Quite informative and humorous.