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Publisher's Summary

The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits.

Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the American cultural record has long awaited detailed and objective presentation.

Not a recipe audiobook or a barman's guide, but a fascinating and informative contribution to Americana, The Social History of Bourbon reflects an aspect of our national cultural identity that many have long suppressed or overlooked. Gerald Carson explores the impact of the liquor's presence during America's early development, as well as bourbon's role in some of the more dramatic events in American history, including the Whiskey Rebellion, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the "whiskey forts" of the fur trade. The Social History of Bourbon is a revealing look at the role of this classic beverage in the development of American manners and culture.

The audiobook is published by The University Press of Kentucky. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2010 Gerald Carson (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"I'd say this book is a great cause to raise a glass." (Rowley's Whiskey Forge

 "Add The Social History of Bourbon to your library." (Courier Journal)

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