Bourbon History


Book Reviews

Book Review – Kentucky Bourbon & Tennessee Whiskey

I found this book to be an interesting combination of travel guide, cocktail recipes and history. Author Stephanie Stewart-Howard quotes me a few times and, for the most part, gets it correct. She does say that I gave the Nelson... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Bourbon Is My Comfort Food: The Bourbon Women Guide To Fantastic Cocktails At Home

I have known the author, Heather Wibbels, for some time. She has been part of Bourbon Women for many years and has competed in their “Not Your Pink Drink” cocktail competition since its inception. She won this competition several times... Continue Reading →

Book Review –Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide To The South’s Favorite Food Groups

This is a book I have had on my shelf for several years, yet I have never reviewed it. Somehow it was pushed into a dark corner of the shelving and forgotten. That should never have happened as it is... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Alchemy In A Glass: The Essential Guide To Handcrafted Cocktails

I am not a bartender and I have never aspired to be one. I will mix an occasional cocktail for myself and Rosemary, but I will never be a top-notch bartender. However, I do like cocktail books for many reasons.... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Distillation Of Alcohol & De-Naturing

The growing interest in distilling has created a market for the reprints of old books on distilling. This is one such book. The book dates to 1906 and was originally published by Spon & Chamberlain of New York and E.&... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium

My sister-in-law, Andrea Hammer, knows I like science fiction and whiskey, so she found this book as a gift for Christmas. It is a fun little cocktail book with some interesting cocktails. Unfortunately, very few of them call for Bourbon... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Cookbook

Brown-Forman has always been on the cutting edge of marketing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. This book is another example of their marketing foresight. The book was published in 1994, when American whiskey was just beginning to come out of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book

There are many books that are out of print, but worth looking for in used book stores or online. Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book is one such book. It is a paperback booklet printed by Frankfort Distilleries in 1934.... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Traditional Distillation: Art & Passion

Several years ago, when I was working with Joe Heron, the owner and founder of Copper & Kings at the time, I was given an opportunity to speak with Hubert Germain-Robin by telephone. Germain-Robin is one of the founders of... Continue Reading →

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